All Posts by Date or last 15, 30, 90 or 180 days.
also by Lloyd: diglloyd.com photography and WindInMyFace.com
Thank you for purchasing through links and ads on this site.
OWC / MacSales.com...
diglloyd Deal Finder...
Buy other stuff at Amazon.com...
Blazing-fast PCIe storage for Mac Pro Tower

New Apple MacBook Pro SATA Ports— SATA 6Gb/s and SATA 3Gb/s

I haven’t received my new MacBook Pro for testing yet, but a reliable source has confirmed that only the standard drive bay utilizes SATA III 6 Gb/sec whereas the optical bay still utilizes SATA II 3 Gb/sec. That’s too bad, but unlikely to matter for any real world situation, it’s more bragging rights than anything else.

A RAID-0 stripe of two internal drives is still possible as with an MPG Pro Laptop, but will be closer to the limits of 2 X 3 Gb/sec SATA, or about 600MB/sec with two SSDs, probably more like 550MB/sec in practice.

A RAID-1 mirror for fault tolerance is also a possibility with dual internal drives. And once Thunderbolt-based drives appear this summer, something well over 1000MB/sec should be possible.

SSD Upgrade for MacBook Pro Retina
Internal SSD Wishlist…
B&H Deal ZoneDeals by Brand/Category/Savings
Deals expire in 6 hours unless noted. Certain deals may last longer.
$2299 SAVE $500 = 17.0% Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR in Cameras: DSLR
$1797 SAVE $200 = 10.0% Nikon D750 DSLR in Cameras: DSLR
$3297 SAVE $800 = 19.0% Nikon D810 DSLR with 24-120mm in Cameras: DSLR
$1799 SAVE $1151 = 39.0% Zeiss 15mm f/2.8 Distagon T* ZE in Lenses: DSLR

diglloyd.com | Terms of Use | PRIVACY POLICY
Contact | About Lloyd Chambers | Consulting | Photo Tours
Mailing Lists | RSS Feeds | Twitter
Copyright © 2008-2017 diglloyd Inc, all rights reserved.
Display info: __RETINA_INFO_STATUS__