SATA 6.0 drives in Mac Pro?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by kirkbross, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. kirkbross macrumors 6502a

    kirkbross

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    I can use this SATA 6.0 drive for my Time Machine drive in my early2008 Mac Pro?

    http://bit.ly/ub2vCs

    I know my MP doesn't have SATA 6.0 busses but does that mean it'll just run at the slower SATA II speeds?
     
  2. tamvly macrumors 6502a

    tamvly

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    Since TimeMachine runs in the background, I'm curious why you care all that much about speed. Are you really making that many changes of such size that it would matter?
     
  3. kirkbross thread starter macrumors 6502a

    kirkbross

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    Not concerned about speed at all... just want to make sure a SATA III drive will work in an e2008 MP.
     
  4. g4sean macrumors newbie

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    The harddrive will run at SATA II speed!
     
  5. diazj3 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes

    Yes
     
  6. Loa macrumors 65816

    Loa

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    Yes, it will work at sata2, but for mechanical drives (non-SSD), it doesn't make much difference: there isn't a single mechanical drive that even fills the sata2 bandwidth.

    Loa
     

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