|Nov 27, 2012, 08:41 AM||#1|
PCIe Sata controller for boot drive?
Hi guys, thanks for the help so far. I have decided to keep it as you might tell and to build it up.
As I have hit a bump with the Force GT ssd booting in the regular SATA controller, I was wondering if I were to install a PCIe SATA controller and then a PCI SSD mounting bracket, will my system be able to boot using the SSD?
I searched and googled, but didn't find any info on this.
|Nov 27, 2012, 11:51 AM||#2|
So, going by what you mention, OWC has something for you, e.g.:
MP 3,1 octo, 8GB RAM, 3 HDD's, 1 SSD, AMD 5770, 10.6
MP 5,1 octo, 12GB RAM, 2 HDD's, 1 SSD, AMD 5770, 10.6
2009 Mini, as server
, and a lot of other gear.
Last edited by seveej; Nov 27, 2012 at 11:55 AM. Reason: more data
|Nov 27, 2012, 12:18 PM||#3|
The only bootable card is the Seritek/Firmtek 2SE2-E. However, it does not work with SSDs or optical drives and performance is only on par with the onboard controller.
For non-bootable controllers, there are obvious solutions like the Sonnet Tempo Cards (I have the E4i myself) and some Silicon Image 3132 or JMicron based cards. Those do provide SATA2 speeds, but some prevent the G5 from sleeping.
Powermac G5 Late 2005, DC 2,0, 10GB DDR2, X1900, 2,5TB, 10.5.8
|Nov 28, 2012, 03:04 AM||#4|
It says it is compatible with the G5, but also in the specs says if requires 10.6.
I sent an email to them asking if it will work, but I have my doubts it will.
Best option I think is to give up on the force GT and get a SATA2 SSD and then a 2 TB data disc in the second slot.
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