SATA port speed on model A1283

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by crashwins, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. crashwins macrumors member

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    Question: I removed the Superdrive from my MacMini to install an SSD. Are both ports on the SATA connector the same speed; ie, will I get the same speed putting the SSD where the original HD was or Superdrive? I ask because I wasn't sure if the SATA port was as fast on the Superdrive side of the connector as where the HD was. Thanks!
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Probably the same, but to make sure, you could go to System Profiler / System Report in your Utilities folder and go to Hardware > Serial ATA and see, what Link Speed is reported there for both ports.
     
  3. crashwins thread starter macrumors member

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    Great suggestion..Basically says this for both HDs:

    Link Speed: 3 Gigabit
    Negotiated Link Speed: 1.5 Gigabit

    So I'd guess they're the same..Funny, I saw another guy on a forum who said he had to put the SSD in the original HD space because it was slower - perhaps this was fixed with a software update
     

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