11 December 2009

MacBook Pro 1.5 Gbps SATA interface

The only issue that I have run into so far on my Mac is the recent discovery that the SATA II interface is only using 1.5 Gbps for the HDD instead of the 3Gbps that is supported by SATA II. What’s worse, the older versions of the MBP’s as well as the current, cheap white MacBook get 3 Gbps. This is hardly an issue for me considering I went with the 120GB 5400RPM hard drive, but there are many people upset about this issue because they intended to replace the HDD with an SSD that performs much faster. A 1.5 Gbps SATA is going to limit the ability of those SSD’s. I am interested to see what Apple has to say about all this, but so far they’ve said nothing.

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