Best 1TB SSD for Mac Pro 5,1

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  1. Mactrunk macrumors regular

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    I've searched the site, but I'm looking for current reports.
    Looking at Samsung 850.

    Any advice is gratefully appreciated.
     
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    850 would be fine. Any SSD, really.
     
  3. Stageshoot macrumors regular

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    I had an Evo 840 1Tb SSD on a PCIe card in my 5.1 and it was superb. the 850 should be a little quicker but you cant go wrong with an EVO drive they seem bullitproof.
     
  4. kschendel macrumors 6502a

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    Define "best" ... cheapest, longest life, fastest under various conditions, etc. I'm running an inexpensive Mushkin Reactor dropped into a drive bay (so, running SATA 2) and it's fine. I think pretty much any SSD will be interface limited unless you get a SATA 3 card, or a PCIe SSD.
     
  5. goMac macrumors 603

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    Yep. Don't do it without a SATA3 card. There are some nice SSD sleds/SATA3 cards out there just for this reason.
     
  6. flowrider, Aug 8, 2016
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    All my SSDs are Samsung, I have one SM951 mounted in a Wings PX1, one 840 Pro, two 840 Evos and one Series 840. The Pro and one of the Evos are mounted on an Apricorn Duo x2. The remaining two are mounted in the HDD Bays.

    Lou
     
  7. h9826790 macrumors 604

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    I have a Tempo SSD card, but sitting in my drawer. I didn't do anything daily require high sequential speed. So, plug the 840 Evo into the optical bay is actually a better option for me. It boot faster (may be because no need to initialise the card), I can update the SSD's firmware, I can boot Windows without any problem. I can use boot manager / recovery partition without issues. And I have an extra empty slot for something more useful for me.

    Of course, I am not saying this is better for everyone. But at least, it's nothing wrong to run a SATA SSD without a SATA 3 PCIe card.
     
  8. Mactrunk thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for all the advice. You folks are great!
     
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  10. <!DOCTYPE> macrumors newbie

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    Has anyone tried Angerlbird wings X2? I currently have the PX1 as my boot drive.
     
  11. flowrider macrumors 601

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    ^^^^AFAIK, these are not available yet. I also have a PX1.

    Lou
     
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