SSD for 2011 15" MBP question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by butters149, May 23, 2011.

  1. butters149 macrumors 6502

    Dec 22, 2009

    I plan to buy the top of the line 15" MBP with the 500gb and 7200 rpm HD.

    My question is that I heard the new MBP uses Sata 3, can I just buy my own SSD from newegg and put it in the original hard drive slot and get the optibay and put the 500GB HD in the optical drive slot? I'm not sure which part will have a conflict with SATA 3.
  2. ViviUO macrumors 6502

    Jul 4, 2009
    The primary SATA port is 6GB/s, and the optical drive port runs at 3GB/s.

    So the answer to your question is yes.
  3. butters149 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 22, 2009
    What were some of the problems people were facing with the Sata 3?
  4. Dwalls90 macrumors 601


    Feb 5, 2009
    That they wanted to put the SSD in the optical bay but it's only SATA II (Sata 3.0Gb/s) NOT SATA III (Sata 6.0 Gb/s).
  5. johnnyturbouk macrumors 68000


    Feb 9, 2011
    on the yellow [oled] brick road to tech nirvana.
    if its sata 3 u're after

    buy a vertex 3 120gb - or 240gb if you can afford to - $$$$

    then cop an optibay - even a cheapo ebay enclosure will do place the stock 500gb 7200 in place of the superdrive (its was sata 2 3gb/s in the earlier model, however some newer models also have sata 3 6gb/s)

    This what i did, got a Mid April 2011 17" MBP CTO 500gb 7200rpm
    couldn't be happier!

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