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Sesshi
Nov 24, 2006, 11:58 AM
Question as title. Thanks

If not, any third party solutions?



Transeau
Nov 30, 2006, 10:38 AM
So far, it's not available separately.
I would expect Intel's to be support though...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16816117044

Sesshi
Nov 30, 2006, 11:05 AM
Any reason why you might expect it? Is it the same as the XServe adapter or/and is that support built into OS X?

Transeau
Nov 30, 2006, 11:33 AM
just an assumption. It was designed to work with the 5000X chipset. I would assume that Apple would take advantage of this..

Sesshi
Nov 30, 2006, 05:07 PM
Worth asking product support I guess. I've got some spare SAS drives lying around and it seems silly not to use the fastest drives in a machine like the Pro. Dunno why it's hobbled like this when practically all the competitors have SAS options.

timb
Nov 30, 2006, 05:58 PM
Interesting... That would be right up my alley...