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User profile for user: spheric spheric. On Desktop motherboards where a separate chipset was used to provide IDE channels and on laptops that had no PATA optical drives, the chipset can and does provide 3. Apr 3, AM in response to Bessem In response to Bessem I am aware that Apple is not the only one affected by this problem, however I found an article which stated that the amendment remains level software instead of hardware. So yes, Apple is stifling the ICH chipset model 3.

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Apr 3, AM in response to Bessem In response to Bessem Feel free to risk frying your MacBook Pro with a firmware hack that will break the internal optical drive. But to ask, let alone expect , Apple to do so for you is just silly. Apr 3, AM in response to Bessem In response to Bessem I will not attempt anything that would jeopardize the macbook, also so far there is no procedure to activate 3Gbits. What arrogance Apr 3, AM in response to Bessem In response to Bessem Bessem wrote: I will not attempt anything that would jeopardize the macbook, also so far there is no procedure to activate 3Gbits.

I suggest you relax and read the quote I posted above through, again. IF the explanation proposed by harshw on the MacRumors forums is correct I have no way to verify this; it was the first plausible explanation I've found , then the reason why the speed is limited to 1. If the S-ATA controller runs at full speed, the optical drive is broken. If Apple offered a firmware upgrade, it would require replacing the optical drive. So Apple's "arrogance" is to provide a working - but slower - solution, rather than a faster - but broken - one.

And my "arrogance" is telling you not to expect Apple to break their own hardware by offering a firmware upgrade.

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      Thanks, Mark. I don't use Time Machine, but I already double checked the cable that connects the SSD to the board: it seems to be pretty well seated it properly snaps when I re-connect it. Any more suggestions, about this cable connection?