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Nitro1
Dec 14, 2009, 02:49 AM
I am getting a 2008 Mac Pro and i am trying to get a Solid state drive for it i have two questions.

What is the connector type on a mac pro from 2008 Sata or Sata II

Also would i really notice a big performance increase in getting a SSD for my OS and programs?????



nanofrog
Dec 14, 2009, 10:10 AM
I am getting a 2008 Mac Pro and i am trying to get a Solid state drive for it i have two questions.

What is the connector type on a mac pro from 2008 Sata or Sata II

Also would i really notice a big performance increase in getting a SSD for my OS and programs?????
Connector = SATA (for all specifications, whether 1.5, 3.0, or 6.0Gb/s)
Throughput = 3.0Gb/s (= 375MB/s theoretical max; ~270 - 300MB/s for real throughput)

Yes, you'd notice a difference, as SSD's exceed mechanical for random access use, such as loading the OS and applications.

Dr.Pants
Dec 14, 2009, 10:18 AM
SATA II, most likely. Not to mention most SATA II drives are compatible with SATA I controllers and vice versa in my experience (Currently running an HD103UJ in my G5). The connectors are the same.

You would notice a drastic improvement on Application launch and at boot. Not to mention certain processes that rely on small reads would like the SSD too for random access.

EDIT - curses Nanofrog, you beat me to it.

Nitro1
Dec 14, 2009, 10:26 AM
Thanks what i needed to know.