So it's my understanding that it's been ascertained that the new MacBook Pro's do indeed use the faulty SATA II ports to connect the Optical Bay Drive. What effect will this have on the long term performance of the MacBook pro's? It was my understanding that Intel agreed to ship out these chipsets on the basis that manufacturer's such as Apple, IBM etc, did not use the SATA II ports but instead used the SATA III ports. Or, could it be that Apple in fact have the new fixed version of the chipset/motherboard and that the SATA II ports are fine? But how could Apple do this in such a short period of time? Here in the UK, If Apple do indeed ship out a product that was faulty from the onset then I think they are liable for it's repair up to 5 years after the initial manufacture date.