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Old Dec 16, 2014, 02:16 PM   #1201
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Nice speeds ... looks like a great dual drive dock as well.

FYI: You can save $45 by purchasing that dock from Amazon too ...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Old Dec 26, 2014, 04:27 PM   #1202
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This news is a bit old but there are USB 3.1 cards in development and should be available within six months. PC mobos will be available first quarter 2015.

http://www.frescologic.com/news_show.php?pe=1&ns=52

And Akitio has stuck a USB 3.1 PCIE card in their Thunderbolt PCIE box. You could remove the card and stick it in your Mac Pro while still using the box with another Mac with thunderbolt. It should be available soon after CES 2015.

http://www.akitio.com/press-releases...usb31-solution

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Old Jan 1, 2015, 03:16 PM   #1203
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My final shootout testdrive:

2x 840 EVO RAID0

USB 3.0

sSATA



EDIT: Any thoughts about the spikes in the charts?

The StarTech is - for now - a definite to-keep for me and forms a great combo with the CalDigit FASTA6PRO! I choose this model for the boot capability on the Mac Pro. The offline disk-duper is a bonus!

Cheers...
That USB 3 is slower than eSATA was expected. But only 483.3 MB Write and 505.6 MB Read in a RAID?

I thought one 840 EVO could reach this nearly alone.
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Old Jan 1, 2015, 06:00 PM   #1204
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This news is a bit old but there are USB 3.1 cards in development and should be available within six months. PC mobos will be available first quarter 2015.

http://www.frescologic.com/news_show.php?pe=1&ns=52

And Akitio has stuck a USB 3.1 PCIE card in their Thunderbolt PCIE box. You could remove the card and stick it in your Mac Pro while still using the box with another Mac with thunderbolt. It should be available soon after CES 2015.

http://www.akitio.com/press-releases...usb31-solution
The Akitio is interesting but the problem that would likely arise by placing the USB card inside a cMP is the driver. It dose sound like a possible solution may come down the pike though. It would be especially awesome if this also fixed the BT interference.
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Old Jan 2, 2015, 09:10 AM   #1205
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That USB 3 is slower than eSATA was expected. But only 483.3 MB Write and 505.6 MB Read in a RAID? I thought one 840 EVO could reach this nearly alone.
As far as I've done my research correctly: Data transfer speeds up to 600 MB/sec.

FASTA 6GU3 PRO

840 EVO (no raid):



Still trying to push this card to it's limits. Any thoughts to accomplish this? TIA!
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Old Jan 2, 2015, 10:15 AM   #1206
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As far as I've done my research correctly: Data transfer speeds up to 600 MB/sec.
yes, theoretically. but there's command overhead etc. the fastest real world speed won't be much higher than 500MB/Sec.
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Old Jan 4, 2015, 03:16 PM   #1207
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I was planning to install a RAID with 2 Crucial M500 960 GB SSD's, attached to the Caldigit FASTA-6GU3 Pro card.

The only advantage would be to have a real big SSD, but not the performance, i suppose…

Disillusioning.

Update: Tested now all my drives attached to the Caldigit FASTA Pro card, i think at least write speeds would benefit in a RAID 0 a little bit.

However, my preferred scratch disk will remain the Apple PCI-E SSD, three times faster than my SATA SSD's.

But still like my Caldigit card, because of no compatibility issues.
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Old Jan 4, 2015, 06:37 PM   #1208
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I was planning to install a RAID with 2 Crucial M500 960 GB SSD's, attached to the Caldigit FASTA-6GU3 Pro card.

The only advantage would be to have a real big SSD, but not the performance, i suppose…

Disillusioning.

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But still like my Caldigit card, because of no compatibility issues.

My point of view also! No issues so far and a great combo card that uses only one PCIe for USB 3 Photo Card Reader and eSata for my bootable CCC back-ups!

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Old Jan 12, 2015, 08:50 AM   #1209
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Problems with Orico PFU3-2P

I have an Early 2009 Mac Pro 4,1 which I've recently upgraded with:

A Radeon HD 5770 - bottom 16x PCI slot
A Sonnet Tempo SSD card (non-Pro) with 2 x Samsung Pro 840 SSD's (not RAID) - next 16x slot
A Blackmagic Intensity Pro - next 4x slot
A powered Orico PFU3-2P - next 4x slot, power comes from nearest SATA connector via an adaptor

I'm using a LaCie Rugged SSD drive to work from. But with the LaCie connected over USB3 to the Orico, sooner or later the drive will hang and the Finder becomes more-or-less unusable until I pull the plug on the LaCie. It won't even shut down the Mac until the USB cable is pulled. Last time the hang somehow tripped a second drive (connected via Firewire) to hang as well, until the USB3 was pulled.

By 'hang' I mean there's a spinning disc in the bottom right corner of the finder window and a beachball when I mouse over it.

I have tested the LaCie over USB3 and Thunderbolt on my MacBook Pro and it behaves normally. I've tested an older external drive (Non SSD) over the USB3 on the Mac Pro and that behaves normally. The problem seems to be unique to the combo of the Orico and the LaCie SSD.

I was really hoping to streamline my workflow with this external SSD, as I work across the two machines a LOT. If anyone can shed any light on this, I'd be very grateful.

Thanks.
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