Serial-ATA Link Speed - MacBook Air 2011

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Desmo1098, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. Desmo1098, Jul 21, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2011

    Desmo1098 macrumors regular


    Aug 28, 2009
    I just purchased a i7 and received the Toshiba 256GB SSD. I am not sure if I am happy about not getting the Samsung or not. Hoping someone can clarify a few points:


    Can someone with the Samsung 256GB drive check their negotiated link speed by going to the Apple Logo > About This Mac > More Info > System Report - under the Hardware Tree > Serial ATA you should see the following:

    Intel 6 Series Chipset:

    Vendor: Intel
    Product: 6 Series Chipset
    Link Speed: 6 Gigabit
    Negotiated Link Speed: 3 Gigabit

    Can you the SM256GB SSD owners tell me there Negotiated Link Speed?

    Also, how much of a difference is the Toshiba drive not having the NCQ going to make?


  2. WardC macrumors 68030


    Oct 17, 2007
    Fort Worth, TX
    MacRumors member "theSeb" reported on this. He has the 2011 13" with the 256GB Samsung SSD. Also 3GBit Link Speed:


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