SATA 6gb / USB 3

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

  1. Madking macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    USB 3.0 won't be in Macs until 2011 due to Intel not providing it.
     
  6. ildondeigiocchi macrumors 6502a

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    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

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    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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