Is a type III SSD too fast for a MacBook Pro A1260?Working on a MacBook Pro 4,1 A1260 that has an optical drive replacement caddy housing a 256GB Samsung 840 Evo. This is a 2.5...
Remove logic board to replace display module on Air 13" Mid 2011?It's not clear if getting the video and antennae cables out will be a problem without removing the logic board, which I'm cer...
Answer to: Is a type III SSD too fast for a MacBook Pro A1260?This is difficult for me to diagnose because there are several variables and the logs don't show anything directly pointing to the problem. I have a vague recollection of reading that a 6gb/s Type III mightn't clock down to the 1.5 speed depending on the controller… It also had several Presonus Firepod 8 channel A/D converters firewired in, so there's that possibility. Also, it became apparent the the cpu was reaching temps of over 200F under modest load. Took out the logic board to find the dreaded "macbook pro with too much thermal paste" problem. Arctic Silver 5'd it and it's running much cooler. For the moment the ssd is removed because we needed a stable platform for live recording. I put the ssd in the optical slot simply because it was easiest and there was some question of putting the hot platter drive up near the heat pipe and of perhaps changing the airflow characteristics. But you're right, it'd be a good test to swap them.