Anyone using SATA3 via pci card?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by milo, Sep 1, 2010.

  1. milo macrumors 604

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    Question in the title. And if you are, are you getting actual SATA3 speeds? Obviously it would take a fast SSD drive or a raid to keep up with that kind of speed.

    Alternatively, anyone running one of the SSDs that comes on a pci card (assuming any are mac compatible at this point)?
     
  2. wonderspark macrumors 68030

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    I'm using a 6G eSATA PCI card in my Mac Pro. Not sure if that's what you're talking about. My transfer speeds are consistently 100MB/sec, so not as fast as the card can go, which they say is 600MB/sec, but it is much faster than Firewire 800 on the same drive. This is from a 3-disc RAID 0 to a LaCie 1TB external drive.
     
  3. milo thread starter macrumors 604

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    Thanks for the info, that's the kind of card I'm talking about. Your drives aren't fast enough to require sata 3 (6.0g) so you'd probably have about the same results with a sata 2 card.

    I'm trying to figure out if one of the SSDs that is faster than sata 2 can handle is able to go full speed on a mac with sata 3 card.
     

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