Will installing two drives of different SATA speeds affect the performance?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jbg232, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. jbg232 macrumors 65816

    jbg232

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    I want to install the OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD as the main drive and a cheaper 3G internal 1tb hdd for media in the optical bay. Will these drives both perform at their max speeds or will they both perform at the lowest speed (3G)?

    Thanks.
     
  2. xxBURT0Nxx macrumors 68020

    xxBURT0Nxx

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    They will both perform at max speeds. The first mbp's only had SATA 2 for the ODD anyways, but it really doesn't matter since a 1tb hdd won't saturate a SATA 3 connection anyways.

    Make sure you get a 9.5mm drive...
     
  3. jbg232 thread starter macrumors 65816

    jbg232

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    Just for clarification, this is for a new macbook pro not the one in my current sig...
     

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