Anyone with transintl prodrive+2 SSDs with experience they could pass along?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by rotarypower101, Dec 31, 2010.

  1. rotarypower101 macrumors regular

    rotarypower101

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    #1
    Is this device worth looking into if all that is needed is a raid solution for 2 2.5 SSD drives?

    Are there any similar devices that essentially accomplish the same task of running 2 SSD drives on a single sled port? Or perhaps is a better value for the dollar or a more practical solution?

    What are the pro/cons of using this over a standard raid card?

    Are there any hidden issues when using this device over a standard card?

    Any issues with bootcamp or running Parallels with this VS a card?

    http://www.transintl.com/store/category.cfm?Category=2746&RequestTimeOut=500

    http://barefeats.com/hard108.html


    Any reading material I could go over that may inform me better to a correct/better raid solution with 2 2.5 SSD drives?

    I also have a sonnet E4P card and a generic Silicone image SIL3132 2 port PCIe cards kicking around if this may be a better way to go? as well as a lot of external storage containment vessels.

    http://www.sonnettech.com/product/tempo_sata_e4p.html

    http://www.amazon.com/Syba-SD-SA2PEX-2E-SATA-SIL3132-Chipset/dp/B000NTM9SY/ref=pd_sxp_f_pt



    TIA
     
  2. steffi macrumors 6502a

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    I have no experience with this device but I strongly suggest you forget about the IcyDock one.

    I ended up with MaxUpgrades MaxConnects with each SSD taking up a single HDD bay.

     
  3. NoManIsland macrumors regular

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    Stay away from the ProDrive, especially as a way to install SSDs, as it is splitting the bandwidth of the internal bay (using port multiplication), and thus badly bottlenecking the drives inside, especially SSDs.
     

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