What SSD's Support Forcing Sata II?

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  1. matty1551 macrumors 6502

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    I've got a 2011 15" MBP. I'd like to use dual SSD's but I'm aware of the issue with Sata III drives in the cd bay.

    So does anyone know of a specific model SSD that offers a tool to modify the SSD Sata rate so I can set it to Sata II?

    I'm even willing to buy used but the drive needs to be 750gb or larger.
     
  2. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    The "issue" does not affect all units, and is more frequent in 13" units.

    I am not aware of any way to force a SATA standard over another.
     
  3. CoastalOR macrumors 68000

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    My understanding is that SATA III SSDs will automatically work/backward compatible to SATA II.
     
  4. matty1551 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Normally yes, but this specific year and model macbook has lots of issues with that. Many threads on the forum regarding the issue.
     
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  6. MacInTO macrumors 65816

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    Buy a SATA II SSD. I bet they are super cheap if you can find one!
     
  7. yukari macrumors regular

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    Actually it is more expensive. I tried to do the same but after looking at the price, I decided to go with 1 TB SSD instead. And keep using the DVD drive.
     
  8. matty1551 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well the best solution I came up with was buying an old Intel Sata II SSD on ebay. The only Sata II SSD I saw in a ~1TB was the OWC and I can't justify paying close to $500 for a Sata II drive.

    While I'd prefer not to invest money in old tech, it appears that's my only option. I'm hoping that this setup will hold me over until I upgrade to a newer MBP.
     

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