Apricorn Velocity Solo x1 - Performance SSD Upgrade Kit in Late 2005 G5?

Startech2020

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Has anyone tried a Apricorn Velocity Solo x1 - Performance SSD Upgrade Kit in a late Apple G5. I just picked one up and it does have PCI Express. Kind Regards!
 

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Should work the same as other ASM1061 cards, which were reported as bootable in a G5 Late 2005.
You can count on ~200MB/s read and writes top. Putting 2 of these in a RAID 0 would double the throughput and could be a pretty nice in a G5.
 
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MisterKeeks

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Should work the same as other ASM1061 cards, which were reported as bootable in a G5 Late 2005.
You can count on ~200MB/s read and writes top. Putting 2 of these in a RAID 0 would double the throughput and could be a pretty nice in a G5.
Is the 200MB/s limitation a result of the PCIe bus? I see that this card has two sata ports, is 200 the maximum speed for both combined or per hard drive?
 

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PCIe 1 Gen x1 limit. ASM 1061 itself has ~350MB/s when put in Gen 2 or 3 slot.
It could be per drive/port but only when used non-simultaneously.
 

MisterKeeks

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PCIe 1 Gen x1 limit. ASM 1061 itself has ~350MB/s when put in Gen 2 or 3 slot.
It could be per drive/port but only when used non-simultaneously.
So if the x2 version of this card had a compatible controller, would it limit the drives less?

Are there any x2 bootable cards for the late 2005?
 

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So if the x2 version of this card had a compatible controller, would it limit the drives less?

Are there any x2 bootable cards for the late 2005?
x2 version is based on Marvell chip which hasn't been tested in a G5 AFAIK.
ASM 1061 chip is 1 lane only.
 

yassi

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x2 version is based on Marvell chip which hasn't been tested in a G5 AFAIK.
ASM 1061 chip is 1 lane only.
Does one know if such an adapter card (with the ASM1061 chip) and let's say an actual mSATA drive (like the Samsung 850 EVO, or similar) will work in a Dual Core 2.0 G5 (PowerMac 11,2) ?

http://www.amazon.de/DONZO-Express-...e=UTF8&qid=1460298318&sr=8-4&keywords=asm1061

Reason is, I want to get more speed and use a bigger SSD.
Actually I have an old Samsung 830 64GB drive on the internal bus. It works pretty well, but if the above configuration will work too, it would make actual SSD work with the old G5 and for sure not to forget the speed!

Thx.
 

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mSATA is SATA just in other form and re-arrangend pinouts.
ASM 1061 works – that's all what makes the magic.
 

Orizence

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Is anyone able to confirm that this card is indeed bootable on a G5? As I cant find anything about it, maybe my Google skills are a bit rusty though.
 

yassi

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mSATA is SATA just in other form and re-arrangend pinouts.
ASM 1061 works – that's all what makes the magic.
Thx!
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Is anyone able to confirm that this card is indeed bootable on a G5? As I cant find anything about it, maybe my Google skills are a bit rusty though.
You mean the one I've posted?
Would like to, but I don't have it yet - maybe I will risk and go ahead.
The card is cheap but not the mSATA.
 

Orizence

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Thx!
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You mean the one I've posted?
Would like to, but I don't have it yet - maybe I will risk and go ahead.
The card is cheap but not the mSATA.
I was actually wondering if cards based on the ASM 1061 chipsets in general are confirmed boot able. But that card is cheap so i might try to pick one up here in Canada
 

MisterKeeks

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mSATA is SATA just in other form and re-arrangend pinouts.
ASM 1061 works – that's all what makes the magic.
Not completely on topic, but I've noticed on eBay listings that there are SSDs that claim to be both mSATA and mini PCIe. Are these mSATA SSDs that require some sort of SATA controller to be built into the PCIe controller, or how do they work? I'm wondering if iMacs or Mac minis (Intels) could be booted off of PCIe using these?
 

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@Orizence Even this?
asmedia 1061 the cost all of $10 on ebay
http://www.ebay.com/itm/370638800673
Yes, that is the one I was using. Got it off Amazon for 12.95. The way it shipped to me was set up for eSATA you have to change the pins for internal SATA
I've run both at the same time on my quad..Boot SSD of the AS media
@MisterKeeks Can you post the link to one? MiniPCIe (like Airport cards) and mSATA have the same form factor but different pinouts. Unless I don't get right what you mean.
 
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