SSD 6Gbps

Discussion in 'iMac' started by vodouman, Feb 17, 2011.

  1. vodouman macrumors regular

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    #1
    Hi guys,

    I have a 2TB hard drive in my 27" iMac. I wanted to add an additional solid state drive. I want to get one that has a 6Gb/s interface. Is the 6Gb/s interface compatible with my iMac?

    *EDIT*
    My iMac is the latest 27" with the core i7, top configuration.

    Cheers,

    Luke
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    #2
    SATA 6Gb/s is backwards compatible, meaning that you can use a drive with SATA 6Gb/s in SATA 3Gb/s or 1.5Gb/s port. iMac only has SATA 3Gb/s so your bandwidth would be limited to 3Gb/s which makes it kinda pointless to pay the extra for SATA 6Gb/s SSD.
     
  3. vodouman thread starter macrumors regular

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    #3
    Thanks for the swift reply :)
     

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