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Replacement of Harddrive: SSD with SATA 3

Hey there,

I have read that the new OCZ Vertex3 SSD will have an SATA 3 6.0Gbit/s connection. Does the SATA controller of the new MacBook Pro series (8,1 8,2 8,3) supports SATA 3?

Thank you for your support!

Sebastian

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This article should give you all the information you need on Macs and support for SATA 3, USB3, 6 gbps and SSD support: http://www.stationstops.com/2010/02/17/a...

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I believe that the harddrive will work regardless if the SATA controller is SATA 3 or not, it just won't at its full speeds. That SSD will still provide a very nice performance boost though. SATA 3 is backwards compatible

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Hi Skippy722,

Thank you for your reply.

The performance of a SSD drive with SATA 2 is quite nice. I have currently installed a Vertex2.

But I was wondering if I can reach the full speed of 550MB/s with a Vertex 3 SSD via SATA 3 in the new MacBook Pro.

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Via SATA3, yes you will see full speeds, in a perfect world. There are other issues, so those numbers are just the absolute maximum that the drive can do.

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The article cited by mayer is about last year's notebooks. Apparently the HDD shows as SATA 3, but not the DVD drive (that may be a SW limitation; a similar situation happened with SATA 2)

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.p...

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Hi,

My macbook late 2009 has sata-2 hard drive interface. I got a SSD SATA 3, Kingston Hyper SSD 120. Will it work if I connect the ssd sata3 with the sata2 connector inside my macbook?

Thanks

Adriel.

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