2012 mac pro PCIe SSD card SATA6 SSD ?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by joecool99, Oct 18, 2013.

  1. joecool99 Suspended

    joecool99

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    have this:
    Apple Mac Pro "Quad Core" 3.2 (2012/Nehalem) Specs
    Identifiers: Mid-2012 - MD770LL/A - MacPro5,1 - A1289 - 2629

    is it true that it has only SATA3 ? UP TO 300MB/s ?

    if i want to use the 1TB SAMSUNG SSD at full speed, i would need a PCIe SATA6 card ? i looked at Sonnet Tempo cards, but seems they are not compatible with 2012 mac pro ?

    also, can i boot the system directly from such card ? are there other proven options ? i already have the drive, so i need a card that supports directly plugging standard 2.5" SSD
     
  2. flowrider macrumors 601

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    Do a search please. There are many threads concerning this. Short answer to your questions are

    1. Yes
    2. Yes

    I use an Apricorn Velocity x2 Card. But there are others.

    Again search, you'll learn quite a bit.

    Lou
     
  3. Macsonic macrumors 65816

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    I think there was a thread about the Sonnet Tempo about sometime in May or June. As far as I know it will work in Mac Pros 2008-2012. For booting, if I am not mistaken, what other members did was they first installed the SSD at the hard drive bays and installed the OS there. After installation, they transferred the SSD to the Sonnet Tempo to make it bootable. I may not be correct though
     
  4. joecool99 thread starter Suspended

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    figured it out.

    if you have mac pro 3.1 or newer - it will support boot.
     
  5. hmls macrumors newbie

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    All YES to your questions, pretty shame for 2012 Mac Pro ...

    i am using the syba 2 bay SSD caddy , pretty good speed with Marvel 9230 Chipset, which is Native Support by OSX & bootable.
     
  6. m4v3r1ck, Oct 20, 2013
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    Very nice combo indeed Lou! The single 840 & VELO-X2 are a Lean & Mean couple <-> 500MB/s ;)
     
  7. scottrichardson macrumors 6502

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    I have the Sonnet Tempo Pro SSD PCI Card which has room for two SSDs. I am running 2 x 512GB Samsung 840 Pro's in RAID 0 and getting ~1000MB/sec. It's fantastic. Just don't try to install OS X on the RAID volume while the drives are on the card. Connect the drives to your SATA II bays when installing on a RAID volume. Non-raided volumes are fine to install OS X to while connected to the PCI Card, however :)
     
  8. m4v3r1ck macrumors 68020

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    WOW! Great config you have, congrats on those figures!

    I'm still very confused (disappointed) why Sonnet, Appricorn, OWC and others all make SATAIII add-ons for the Mac with NO decent RAID and/or Bootcamp support. :confused:

    They must have been watching MacRumors too, to see that the majority of the users are trying to config them for both OS X & Bootcamp Windows 7 or 8!

    Well......
     

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