If my negotiated link speed is 3 GB (instead of 6 GB), does this still mean I'm using SATA III on my early 2011 Macbook Pro 17-inch laptop?
I ask because I'm currently upgrading my HDD with an SSD for this early 2011 Macbook Pro 17-inch model; does my negotiated link speed affect what kind of SSD's I should consider? For example, are there any SSD's that I would need to steer clear of?
Also, can someone explain the difference between installing the SSD in the main drive vs. the optical drive? What is the difference exactly and how can I take full advantage of it to maximize the performance of my early 2011 Macbook Pro? For example, if I put a Crucial M500 into the main drive bay, would updating the optical drive bay as well make absolutely any difference in my performance?
Here are a few links I considered (and a few others like it), but it did not help answer my specific questions: Is there a way to tell if I can use a SATA III SSD in my early 2011 MBP 15"? and What is an SSD drive's negotiated link speed?