I have a 2 GHz MB, and I'm considering going SSD. However, one thing that bothers me is whether I'll be able to use SATA-300 to max out the speed from the SSD. (I have an Intel X25 in mind.) I've seen this talk about the ICH8-M being able to perform 3.0 Gbps, and that Apple supposedly released a firmware update enabling it ages ago. But I haven't found anything conclusive on the subject. Furthermore, System Profiler tells me this: Code: Vendor: Intel Product: ICH8-M AHCI Link Speed: 1.5 Gigabit Negotiated Link Speed: 1.5 Gigabit Description: AHCI Version 1.10 Supported Since my current disk, a WD3200, is supposed to support a SATA-300 link, and SP reports a 1.5Gbps link, that gets my hopes down.