what the xxxx of mbp 2011 sata problem...

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  1. ccyy111 macrumors newbie

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    According to the post from several bros, there's been a silent hardware revision of mbp2011 SATA port.
    is it fair i spend the same money but got the different machine?
    I just bought my mbp 1 week,and i spend the same money .
    But I got a machine just had ONE sata 6.
    I think it not fair...and illegal(Fair Trade Act)
    :mad:
     
  2. Macsavvytech macrumors 6502a

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    As i understood it (correct me if wrong), The SATA port "issue" was resolved with a software update, not a hardware update. I can confirm my machine seems to have 2x 6Gb/s though.

    Also, i can't find anywhere that mentions the machine comes with 2x SATA 6Gb/s ? If that is true how is it illegal, annoying yes, but not illegal. Conisder talking to your local "Genius", say your machine seems to have a error (that is if it is hardware related) show him your system profiler screen. Make sure you pick the dumbest looking one :)
     

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  3. ccyy111 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi ,
    could you please tell me how to update the software to 2x sata 6Gb?
    which version of your SMC? mine is 1.70f3...
    here are some posts about the machine with 2 of sata 6Gb
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1104245&page=3

    in the law of Fair Trade Act, everybody should get the same item when you pay the same money...(of course base on same item,same time...etc)
     
  4. Macsavvytech macrumors 6502a

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    I didn't update, mine came with 2x SATA 6G, thing is though, all my family who got theirs on the day/close enough have 2x SATA 6G. Doing some research now. Feel free to ask me to provide you with any details, just tell me what to do / how to do it.
     
  5. mac jones macrumors 68040

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    That is plain weird.:confused: I don't know of any 'software update' that you mention. Is there a way to compare build date?
     
  6. Macsavvytech macrumors 6502a

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    Yer, i read it somewhere cant source it though (Can't remember ;( )
     
  7. Macsavvytech macrumors 6502a

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    Also can 2 people with 1x SATA 6Gb/s (2011 Model) and another person with 2x SATA 6Gb/s post their system profiler window.
     
  8. ccyy111 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hi macsavvytech,
    can you check which version is of your SMC?
     
  9. Macsavvytech macrumors 6502a

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    Sure.
     

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  10. Macsavvytech macrumors 6502a

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    Provided picture above, which basically says some other info and this:
    SMC: 1.69f1
     
  11. ccyy111 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks,i'm getting :confused: now...
    my f/w is 1.70f3...
     
  12. Macsavvytech macrumors 6502a

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  13. JasonH42 macrumors 6502

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    I have this SMC version and only one 6G port. It's a hardware revision so we need build week numbers posted.
     
  14. Macsavvytech macrumors 6502a

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    Where may i find this then.
     
  15. Locodice macrumors regular

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    This might be an annoyance but you realise Apple will do nothing about it?

    The superdrive is for the superdrive. Period.

    If the hard drive bay was showing a link speed of 3gb/s then maybe you have a case.
     
  16. ccyy111 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Is there anyone who really know the law?
    The vendor may be selling the same kind of items, but there may be a difference between each item, and the consumer should be notified of the difference.
    EXP: Refurbished product
     
  17. Macsavvytech macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think the point is wether apple will do anything about it. I don't know the laws regarding this type of issue, but if the OP is right then Apple have a bit bigger a problem then not wanting to do it.
     
  18. JasonH42 macrumors 6502

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    Enter your MBP serial number here:

    http://www.chipmunk.nl/klantenservice/applemodel.html

    Please post factory also.

    Mine (6G/3G) is a week 9 build:

    Production year: 2011
    Production week: 9 (March)
    CPU speed: 2.2GHz
    Colour: Aluminium
    Memory - number of slots: Please tell us how many memory (RAM) slots this machine has.
    Factory: C0 (Quanta Computer (Susidiary = Tech Com))
     
  19. JasonH42 macrumors 6502

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    If you've only had it a week then take/send it back within the 14-day exchange period. Please post your build factory/week number first though. :)

    There's no legal case here; Apple don't advocate taking out the superdrive and replacing it with an alternative drive and they never will, there's far too much that can break while doing so (fiddly fragile cables etc.).
     
  20. daneoni, May 4, 2011
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    daneoni macrumors G4

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    2.2 Core i7
    Week 10
    (6G/3G)
    SMC=1.69f1
    Boot ROM vers: MBP81.0047.B04

    I was annoyed by it but then i realised i'm highly unlikely to touch the OD port anyway. As long as i have SATA III in the HDD port i'm ok. Also i think we have it good, the new iMacs don't even have a single SATA III port!

    PS i don't think it's down to build week. Some have recently (Week 17) ordered theirs and it came sporting 6G/3G not 6G/6G. Some ordered theirs around launch and came sporting 6G/6G. There doesn't seem to be a particular pattern yet and appears to be a lottery.
     
  21. cluthz macrumors 68040

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    Sata 6Gb is not a feature Apple says you get on your super drive.
    The super drive removal will void your warranty, and thus only modification not sanctioned by apple would have the advantage of a SATA 6gb in optical bay.

    I'm sorry that you won't have advantage of having a 6gb/s Sata SSD in your drive slot, but you will never make any case with it, since you are outside the products intended usage.
     
  22. Vurius, May 4, 2011
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    Vurius macrumors newbie

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    Here's the info from my week 10 replacement machine. It has 1x6 / 1x3. My original machine was a week 3, and it also had 1x6 / 1x3.

    Production year: 2011
    Production week: 10 (March)
    Factory: C0 (Quanta Computer (Susidiary = Tech Com))

    Edit:
    17" MacBook Pro, 2.3GHz AntiGlare, 4GB RAM, 750GB HDD (Stock Apple retail store config).
     
  23. Joy.yueh macrumors newbie

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    Hello,
    Is there anyone get dual sata 6Gb ports in mbp17?
     
  24. mharpo macrumors newbie

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    My MBP 8,3
    Memory: 8 GB
    Boot ROM Version: MBP81.0047.B04
    SMC Version (system): 1.70f3
    Build Week 8
    6G/3G
     
  25. Cantisama macrumors member

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    MBP 8,2
    SMC Version (system): 1.69f1
    Build Week 9
    6G/3G

    Not really an issue for me, I don't plan on removing the OD. Maybe in a year when SSD prices have dropped I will switch out my 7200rpm SATA II hdd for a SATA III SSD.
     

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