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Do CoreDuo MacBooks support SATA 2 3.0Gb/s


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Hi there.


I just wondered if the original Core Duo MacBook supports SATA II 3.0Gb/s


Since my current drive is 1.5Gb/s, I thought they supported SATA II but I'm not sure.


Someone I know is off to America and they asked me if I wanted anything, so I was thinking of asking them to get me a new 2.5" SATA HD


This one seems to be by far the best for the money:




But I'm not sure if it'll work.


This is the other one I was thinking of if it doesn't support SATA II




So if you guys know if it supports SATA II or not, that'd be great.



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As far as I know SATA II is backwards compatible with SATA I. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serial_ATA for further info. I don't know how this applies to CoreDuo MacBooks tho :S


It seems that purely depends on the drive it's self having a jumper to switch from 1.5Gb/s to 3.0Gb/s


a SATA drive will work on a SATA II motherboard, but I'm not sure if it'll work the other way round and just transfer at 1.5Gb/s unless the drive has the jumpers.


My SATA controller is only displaying 1.5Gb/s in the system profiler:


Vendor: Intel

Product: ICH7-M AHCI

Speed: 1.5 Gigabit

Description: AHCI Version 1.10 Supported


But I'm not sure if that's because a 1.5Gb/s drive is connected, I'm guessing probably not.

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