Hard drive connector????

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Nitro1, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    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?????
     
  2. macrumors G4

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    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.
     
  3. macrumors 65816

    Dr.Pants

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    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.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502

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