sata this, sata that

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  1. coochiekuta macrumors 6502

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    i heard a nasty rumor that the sata channel used in the mbp are of the slower variety, 1.5 gig interface.

    my question to those that know, where can i find info on the motherboard used in the pros? thanks.
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    This is hardly a "nasty" rumor. A nasty rumor would sound like "I heard Bob did Beth last night." The Macbook Pros all run at 3.0 Gps. The even if it ran at 1.5Gps you would not notice a difference unless you where using a good quality SSD, as no current HDD's can reach those transfer speeds.
     
  3. coochiekuta thread starter macrumors 6502

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    that would be gossip, possibly slander!

    is 3 gig for the macbook as well?
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    Ever since the late 2008 uni-body Macbook, the sata speed is 3Gps. Before then it was 1.5Gps. It was also at this time that the Macbook Pro got 3Gps.
     
  5. Dalton63841 macrumors 65816

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    I heard this on several forums, but it would appear that is incorrect:

    Perhaps the standard hard drive included in a MBP is only SataI?
     

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  6. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    The older, non unibodies run on a SATA I interface. The first generation (iirc) Unibody MBP and uMB ran at SATA I until Apple released a firmware update that changed it to max SATA II (except it would still run @ SATA I if your device didn't support SATA II). Everything that came out afterwards had SATA II enabled out of the box.
     
  7. Dalton63841 macrumors 65816

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    LOL Im glad this thread was made. I was a little worried about that myself as I was going to get a new SSD soon, rated 270MB/s write, which would be worthless on a SataI interface.

    I hadn't even thought to check System Profiler till I read this thread. Good to know.
     

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