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Old 05-25-2012, 02:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Mattalones View Post
Man, dark_sat, you are unnecessarily feisty! . . . Chill pill.

Moving on, I researched the drives from mid-09', and Apple released a lot with SATA I interfaces. I know that doesn't directly address this specific issue, but negotiation also sometimes results from plugging a slower interfaced drive to a wider bottleneck (i.e. SATA x drive into a SATA x + a plug).

I think the SSD that came with my MBP is SATA I based on many people having the same issue and having it go away after swapping the stock SSD for a newer one. Try checking the interface on the drive. If it's SATA I, that's an issue. If it's at least SATA II, then you'll have checked off yet another possibility.

Also, the comment in this video shows that someone with an ******** SSD got 3gbps on a MBP 5,5 from shutting down and starting back up, rather than restarting. It didn't work for me, but it's worth a try.
Man, check the thread. FORCE 3: SATA 3. Also, older Apple SSD's are locked to SATA I, like their standard Hard Drives.

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Old 06-18-2012, 03:40 PM
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There was released a new firmware for SATA 3 SSD's, version 5.02.

It addresses some link negotiation issues, but they do not explain it very well. Could someone update or that have already updated the firmware check if it negotiated speed correctly?

Link for firmwares:
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Old 06-19-2012, 05:30 PM
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I am sorry but this Update will not address that issue with your MAC that we are aware of. But you are welcome to try it however, if your system is running and you do not have any other problems I would leave the firmware out of the equation.
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I have a solution:

It worked for me. Give it a try.
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force 3, macbook pro, sata, ssd

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