6Gb/s SSDs Mac Pro suggest setup

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by TeaZy, May 12, 2012.

  1. TeaZy macrumors newbie

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    May 6, 2010
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    Hello

    I'm trying to put an SSD into my MacPro but want to get the full speeds that are possible with SSD drives over 6GB/s sata and be able to use as a boot drive.

    Here is my suggest setup:

    intel 240GB 520 SSD
    CalDigit FASTA-6GU3
    Akasa Flexstor eSATA cable for 2.5" SATA HD/SSD

    As far as I can tell this work. My main problem is that I can't seem to find Sata lll external enclosures over eSata and so resorting to this eSata USB powered cable thing.

    any feedback would be most appreciated before I go ahead and buy all this.
     
  2. derbothaus macrumors 601

    derbothaus

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    Jul 17, 2010
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    If it does what is says it looks nice. Caldigit has a way of not delivering on performance though. 4x PCI is good enough for 6G speeds. For a boot drive the difference between a 6G and a 3G SSD or a 6G SSD hooked up to a 3G port will be very small and maybe not worth the added cost and driver overhead. Up to you. I wouldn't bother personally. As I DID bother a few months ago with an ATTO HBA SAS 8x PCI card and sent it back. Not impressed. If I get anything it would be the OWC Accelsior. Faster than 6G and no external/ internal cable mess. I am currently using Intel 520 240GB as boot.
     

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