I bought a used 2011 iMac a couple years back. It till had the original HDD so I bought a 250gb SSD to use as the main/boot drive and a 1TB HDD. I brought it to a shop that does work on Macs and they installed everything for me. I thought the SSD was going in the main bay, which is SATA3, and that the HDD was going to replace the optical drive, which is SATA2. I never gave it a 2nd thought.
Recently I was looking at my system information and saw that the SSD is only getting a link speed of 3 Gigabit and the HDD is getting 6. See below:
And unless I''m mistaken, it looks like there's an extra unused slot in there too? I know I should have checked this a lot sooner and there's nothing I can do about it now, but
- Did the guy put the HDD in the SATA3 slot and the SSD in the SATA2 slot?
- Did he unnecessarily remove the optical drive when he could have used an available bay?
- Would switching them so that the SSD (boot drive) is connected to the SATA3 controller produce any sort of noticeable difference?