SATA Interface Speed on Mid '10 2.4ghz i5

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by agentphish, Jan 25, 2011.

  1. agentphish macrumors 65816

    agentphish

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    So, a friend of mine and I both have mid 2010 i5 MacBook Pro's. We got different hard drives. He upgraded his drive before the first time he even turned on his Macbook to a 500gb hitachi he had from the stock 320.

    He is able to have a SATA 3.0 connection, while my same computer only gets a 1.5 negotiated link speed. Research has shown me that the drive in my system does support 3.0 interface.

    Can anyone shed light on this?
     
  2. Arinoth macrumors newbie

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    Quite odd actually, it should operate at full link speed.

    Not like this will make any difference with a hard drive thought, the drive is too slow. With an SSD I'd be worried.
     
  3. DesmoPilot macrumors 65816

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    This was solved when the mid-2010s came out. For some reason, the stock Apple drives run at the 1.5 negotiated. Any 3rd party drive will run at the full 3.0.
     

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