Apricorn Velocity V2 solo in 2012 MP

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  1. Marty62 macrumors 6502

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    Stunning ! ... really, I'm blown away.

    Samsung EVO 750 (or any SSD) screws onto the card, this takes 2 minutes.

    It receives power direct from the card, no cables.

    Install in PCI slot, another 2 minutes.

    Instantly recognised by the MP ( 10.8.5 installed previously )

    Boot time from "chime" 15 seconds !!

    VERY impressed, so simple and fast, full SATA III 6GB/s connection.

    Bought from Expansys yesterday afternoon and delivered this morning at 9am.

    I would recommend this to any 3,1 / 4,1 / 5,1 MP owner.
     
  2. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    Yep, had one on test in a 5.1 Hex, and it flew...highly recommended
     
  3. Robert Davies macrumors 6502

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    Where did you source your Velocity x2 from? If you have a link, that would be a big help! :)

    The reason I ask, is that in searches I can only local the v1 model.

    Thanks!

    -Rob
     
  4. zarf2007 macrumors regular

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  5. Marty62 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Sorry Rob it's not a "V2" at all :eek:
    There's an "X2" version or the "solo" - which is what I have.

    Sorry for any confusion !!
    M.
     
  6. rhp2424 macrumors regular

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    Rob, is this the one you are looking for?
    www.amazon.com/Apricorn-Velocity-Extreme-Performance-VEL-SOLO-X2/dp/B0090IA3GY/


    I've got the same setup (though the x2 version) and I too am very very pleased.
     
  7. brentsg macrumors 68030

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    I've been running a pair of Velocity X2's in a RAID0 config for a very long time with no problems.
     
  8. CrazyNurse macrumors regular

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    I just installed mine, too!

    Very impressed so far.

    I'm running a long SATA cable from the extra port to my optical drive bay for whenever I add on a 2nd SSD to this card.
     
  9. Robert Davies macrumors 6502

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  10. kennyman macrumors regular

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    I have also been thinking on doing a RAID 0 for OS and apps. Could you please post transfer speed of your RAID 0 drives. I currently have 1 pcie data card which is similar to the X2 in speed and have 1 x 256 GB samsung SSD. Thinking of getting another one.
     
  11. kennyman macrumors regular

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    Updates: Never-mind, just bought 1 more SDD and did a Raid 0, installing OS right now.
     
  12. brentsg macrumors 68030

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    Good luck. It's been stable and fast enough.

    For general use I'd say the overhead probably wipes out any transfer rate advantage, but I haven't spent much time benchmarking it. It's fast.. and I mostly needed the extra capacity since I had a pair of 180GB SSDs.
     
  13. m4v3r1ck macrumors 68020

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    This PCIe card is one of my best upgrades in MP 3.1! Congrats on your purchase!

    GL & Cheers
     

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