Anyone using SATA3 via pci card?

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

  1. milo macrumors 604

    Sep 23, 2003
    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 68040


    Feb 4, 2010
    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

    Sep 23, 2003
    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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