SATA 6gb / USB 3

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Madking, Nov 6, 2009.

  1. Madking macrumors newbie

    May 13, 2009
    So i'm waiting for these two standards to come out before I buy a new macbook pro.
    I'm planning on buying one with a ssd so I want to make sure the ssd isn't bottlenecked by anything

    does anyone know when either will come out?
  2. Shake 'n' Bake macrumors 68020

    Shake 'n' Bake

    Mar 2, 2009
    Both are out now, but only in a handful of mobos. There are one or two USB 3 external HDDs and (AFAIK) no 6 GB/s SSDs or HDDs at the moment.

    Don't expect USB 3 in an Apple product until about half of the external HDDs at your local Best Buy are USB 3. As for 6 GB/s SATA, wait a year or so.
  3. Madking thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 13, 2009
    preciate it.
    are a lot of people planning on waiting for these standards to become popular? i don't really want to have my ssd performance capped, but even 200MB/S is still ridiculously fast
  4. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    Why do you need/want that much speed? SSD's only have the 3Gb/s SATA connection anyway, so it doesn't matter if you connect it to a 6Gb/s SATA interface. Wait 2+ years for SSDs to gain widespread popularity and prices to drop. I'm definitely not paying more to have less space. It's like buying a multimillion dollar apartment in NYC when I can pay less than half of that for a mansion in Texas. No thanks.
  5. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    USB 3.0 won't be in Macs until 2011 due to Intel not providing it.
  6. ildondeigiocchi macrumors 6502a


    Dec 30, 2007
    There are no HDD's running at 6.0 speeds at the moment. I have a feeling both will get implemented in Q2 of 2011:rolleyes:
  7. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    SATA3 (6Gb/s) is quite useless since there are no HDs or SSDs which are faster than current SATA.

    USB 3 would be awesome but its not coming yet :(

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