Sata 3?

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  1. Mobius 1, Jun 6, 2011
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    Mobius 1 macrumors 6502

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    I've heard the 2011 MBP have SATA 3

    Or it's just another internet bu||sh^ite?
     
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    The 2011 MBPs have S-ATA 6.0Gbps, which is often just called S-ATA III (III = 3).
    www.everymac.com can show you, or any of the hundreds of threads here dealing with that.
     
  3. Mobius 1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    but some ppl complain that they still have SATA 2?
     
  4. JR1993 macrumors regular

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    AFAIK That is only in the optibay (where the optical drive goes), but the newer april/may models are shipping with SATA III in the optibay.
     
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    but the models before that have SATA 3 in the hard drive bay right?
     
  6. JR1993 macrumors regular

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    yeah the 2011 models do, not sure as to any before that. However, wait until someone backs me up, I only know through research, not experience.
     
  7. awer25 macrumors 65816

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    All 2011 MBP's have SATA 3 in the main HDD spot. Some have SATA 3 in the optical spot, some have SATA 2 in the optical spot. The 2011 model is the first to have SATA 3.
     
  8. Mobius 1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    how do you tell the difference?
     
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  10. awer25 macrumors 65816

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    Check the "link speed" in system profiler - they should both show 6g.
     

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  11. JR1993 macrumors regular

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    With your vertex 3 have you got TRIM enabled? With 6GB/s?
     
  12. Mobius 1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    okay now i know the software way


    but any way to predict it? like when you should buy it etc?
     
  13. Mobius 1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    hmm, do you have to be dead-lucky on this or is there a 50/50 chance?
     
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    50/50
     
  15. awer25 macrumors 65816

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    No, not anymore. I tried it and I got a few spinning wheels, so I turned it off and it's back to normal (normal = everything opening instantly!) The Sandforce drives have their own TRIM alternative built in anyway. Additionally, I've heard you can leave Windows 7 running overnight and since it has TRIM, it will do garbage collection at that time.
     
  16. JR1993 macrumors regular

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    Does the GC work well by itself?
     
  17. awer25, Jun 6, 2011
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    I'm not sure how I would be able to tell. My drive is <50% full and <2 months old, so it's never been a problem. From what I've read though, the Sandforce GC is very good. Hopefully TRIM will be enabled in Lion so it'll be a non-issue.
     
  18. Mobius 1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    now this is a really scary computer to buy



    apple will enable TRIM on their SSD only lolz
     
  19. The Mad Mule macrumors regular

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    Hm, anybody know the success rate of getting a fully-enabled SATA 3 MBP (13") when you purchase it online? I can only assume that the stock used for Apple's online store is moved a lot faster than any one Apple store, thus it's probable that the newest silent revisions are available there first.
     
  20. Mobius 1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    buying online is the safest way.

    since that's the place where the most recent batch is produced


    or buy from apple store china, because macs are produced there, so they get the newest etc etc
     

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