Hard drive connector????

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Nitro1, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. Nitro1 macrumors 6502

    Apr 16, 2009
    I am getting a 2008 Mac Pro and i am trying to get a Solid state drive for it i have two questions.

    What is the connector type on a mac pro from 2008 Sata or Sata II

    Also would i really notice a big performance increase in getting a SSD for my OS and programs?????
  2. nanofrog macrumors G4

    May 6, 2008
    Connector = SATA (for all specifications, whether 1.5, 3.0, or 6.0Gb/s)
    Throughput = 3.0Gb/s (= 375MB/s theoretical max; ~270 - 300MB/s for real throughput)

    Yes, you'd notice a difference, as SSD's exceed mechanical for random access use, such as loading the OS and applications.
  3. Dr.Pants macrumors 65816


    Jan 8, 2009
    SATA II, most likely. Not to mention most SATA II drives are compatible with SATA I controllers and vice versa in my experience (Currently running an HD103UJ in my G5). The connectors are the same.

    You would notice a drastic improvement on Application launch and at boot. Not to mention certain processes that rely on small reads would like the SSD too for random access.

    EDIT - curses Nanofrog, you beat me to it.
  4. Nitro1 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 16, 2009

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