Apple firmware update quietly enables SATA 6Gbps in MacBook Pro, MacBook Air models

“Other World Computing noted in a blog post today that Apple appears to have quietly fixed a pesky SATA 6Gbps bug in its 2011 MacBook Pro and MacBook Air with today’s MacBook Pro EFI Firmware Update 2.2,” Jason D. O’Grady reports for ZDNet.

“In addition to adding Lion Internet Recovery and the Thunderbolt fixes mentioned in its release notes, the 4.17MB firmware update also squashes a pretty significant bug found in Apple’s secret SATA 6Gbps support in the 2011 MacBook Pros and MacBook Airs,” O’Grady reports.

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“Why didn’t Apple mention the SATA 6Gbps fix in the release notes? Apple doesn’t promote the fact that the 2011 MacBook Pros and Airs support SATA 6Gbps because it isn’t officially supported,” O’Grady reports. “Apple ships its current MacBooks with SATA 3Gbps SSDs and doesn’t want to promote its SATA 6Gbps support until it can ship every unit with a 6Gbps SSD from the factory… [but] OWC offers SATA 6G SSDs for the 2011 MacBook Pro in capacities from 60GB to 480GB and for the 2011 MacBook Air in 120GB and 240GB capacities.”

More info and links the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dev” for the heads up.]

1 Comment

  1. FWI – Trim support for non Apple SSD’s just went offline after the update so keep that in mind if your SSD doesn’t do garbage collection well. Haven’t yet confirmed if Trim Support Enabler can still work post update.

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