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Old Jun 3, 2013, 09:45 PM   #176
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hi guts. this morning i received and installed the velocity solo x2 with my samsung 840 pro 256gb

i had previously installed 10.8.3 and windows 7 64bit using original drive bay with sata 2.

i have incredible write and read speed (using black magic speed test, 460mb/s write and 480mb/s read)

the issue is that i can't boot windows through bootcamp. it crashes. i tried both restarting and shut down (cause it would be a fix for someone).

my boot camp assistant utility doesn't recognize my 256gb ssd and even system preferences, on disk startup option, doesn't see the boot camp partition

what can i do? someone has a solution for me please?

ps mac pro5,1, 10.8.3, pci-e 4x
Put the SSD back into its prior spot and boot into Windows with just an empty x2 card installed. I read somewhere you need to do this for the proper drivers etc to get installed.
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Old Jun 4, 2013, 02:39 AM   #177
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it worked! so, for windows 7 64bit steps are:
1.install mac osx and then windows trough bootcamp connecting your ssd on a mac pro sata2 port (standard port)
2.boot mac pro with boot camp partition using sata2 port with pci express card (empty obviously)installed, so windows could install the drivers of the velocity solo x2. shut down mthe mac pro
3.disconnect the ssd from sata2 port and connect the ssd to the pci express velocity solo card
4.start mac pro pressing alt and choosing windows partition, et voila!

ps restart doesn't work, you have always to turn off the mac pro to switch from mac to windows
example: from mac osx i choose restart, then pressing alt to boot in windows: it doesn't work
i have first to shut down the mac, then i have to turn it on pressing alt and choose windows.

thank you for everyone!!
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Old Jun 5, 2013, 01:08 AM   #178
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I dunno, some folks around here post so frequently, you might be on to something...
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Old Jul 22, 2013, 02:56 PM   #179
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My Solo X2 and a Sansung 500GB 840 should arrive on my doorstep this Wednseday. I have a 2010 5,1. I'll post when received and installed.

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Old Jul 25, 2013, 01:35 AM   #180
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UPS delivered my Solo X2 and my Samsung 840 500GB SSD at 9:30 tonight. Anyway, set it all up and it's working great

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Old Jul 25, 2013, 09:05 AM   #181
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Got up early this morning - Observations:

Faster Boot -
1. Time from button push to gong = Same
2. Time from from white screen to Apple = longer
3. Time from Apple to desktop - Much shorter
4. Total boot time from button push to desktop reduced from 40 seconds to 25 seconds.
5. StartUp items load much faster
6. Everything is snappier - Feels GREAT!!!!

What I am having a heck of a time with is updating the firmware of the drive. The drive has firmware DXT06B0Q and there is an update on the Samsung site to firmware DXT08B0Q. They even provide a Mac version with instructions here:

http://www.samsung.com/global/busine...downloads.html

I was successful in creating a CD in Disk Utility, in fact I have created four of them. When I restart and hold down the option key, the disc I created is indeed shown as a boot option but when I click it, it does show as the boot disc, but then my mouse freezes and nothing happens. Nada

Anybody have any ideas

Lou

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Old Jul 29, 2013, 11:59 AM   #182
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Update: I figured it out Update instructions are Here:

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1615759

I want to thank crjackson for trying to help.

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Old Jul 30, 2013, 02:01 PM   #183
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With Updated Firmware the Write seems to have improved a bit.

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Old Nov 16, 2013, 04:43 PM   #184
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I'm looking at changing my Samsung 840 from a 3.5" adaptor to this Velocity X2 card to free a drive bay in my 2009 model.

Once of the features I like the most since going to an SSD is the faster boot time.
Is the slow boot issue mentioned in this thread unique to the 2008 Mac Pros or is it the same across all model?
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Old Nov 16, 2013, 07:25 PM   #185
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^^^^For me, on a 5,1 Mac Pro, it takes longer for the Apple to appear, but once it does it boots very quickly. Overall Total Boot Time is reduced.

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Old Nov 16, 2013, 08:01 PM   #186
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It appears that the Mac Pro checks all internal drives before checking external drives (which includes PCIe SSD cards) which puts your boot drive at the end of the system self check, causing a short delay before booting. I have several external drives (RAID and single) and I think they also slow down the boot process somewhat.

However, I seldom boot or re-boot my Mac Pro (it is on 24/7) so the extra 10 or 15 seconds isn't a problem worth worrying about. Without the external drives, it is only a few extra seconds in the entire boot sequence.


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^^^^For me, on a 5,1 Mac Pro, it takes longer for the Apple to appear, but once it does it boots very quickly. Overall Total Boot Time is reduced.

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Do you have more RAM than you previously did? That seems to slow the appearance of the "Apple Logo" to me. Probably due to memory check taking longer.


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Old Nov 16, 2013, 10:42 PM   #187
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Do you have more RAM than you previously did? That seems to slow the appearance of the "Apple Logo" to me. Probably due to memory check taking longer.


-howard
My machine was delivered with 6GBs of RAM, but I never ran it that way. Before I started it up for the first time I replaced the RAM with 24GBs and I also replaced the Radeon 5770. So no, I have always had 24GBs before and after the installation of the x2 with the SSD.

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Old Jan 17, 2014, 03:20 PM   #188
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I'm still considering moving my SSD from one of the drive bays in my 4.1 to the Velocity X2 card for better throughput but I can't seem to get confirmation my machine will still sleep OK and that the driverless Newertech eSata card I have in slot 4 will still be OK.
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Old Jan 18, 2014, 01:38 AM   #189
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I'm still considering moving my SSD from one of the drive bays in my 4.1 to the Velocity X2 card for better throughput but I can't seem to get confirmation my machine will still sleep OK and that the driverless Newertech eSata card I have in slot 4 will still be OK.
I can confirm that the computer would sleep OK.
I don't have that eSata card though.
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Planning to update the firmware on my Crucial M4, will I need to move it to a SATA bay or is it discoverable on the Solo x2?
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