6Gb/s SSDs Mac Pro suggest setup

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

  1. TeaZy macrumors newbie

    May 6, 2010

    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


    Jul 17, 2010
    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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