Late 2013 Mac Pro - external SSD?

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  1. michael_aos macrumors 6502

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    I got the 512GB PCIe-based flash storage. Should have gone with the 1TB...

    I've got an unused Seagate Backup Plus Desktop Thunderbolt Adapter sitting here. Was thinking maybe I'd get an OWC 6G SSD and move my Aperture library and and some VM's to it.

    OWC sells two 480GB 6G models. $287 for 208MB/s incompressible data rate or $395 for 479MB/s incompressible data rate. I assume this is the criteria I should be looking at for my Aperture library & virtual machines.

    Is there anything else I should be looking at with similar performance at a similar price point?
     
  2. flowrider macrumors 601

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    I'm not fond of OWC stuff. If it were me, I'd be looking at Samsung Evo or Samsung Pro SSDs. Cheaper and more reliable IMHO.

    Lou
     
  3. kfscoll macrumors 65816

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    Check out the new Crucial MX100 SSDs. The MSRP on a 512GB drive (550MB/s read and 500MB/s write) is only $229.
     
  4. jlsm511 macrumors 6502

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    I've never personally had issues with OWC ram, but never used their storage products. I do agree and reconnect the Samsung Pro and Evo SSD's. Have 3 and had 0 issues with them.
     
  5. flowrider macrumors 601

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    ^^^^Look at this post:

    From this thread:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1459847&highlight=class+action

    My personal experience is here:

    Lou
     
  6. michael_aos thread starter macrumors 6502

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  7. Kryckter macrumors 6502

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    You will be happy with that choice. Great product! Let us know how you like the performance increases...
     
  8. flowrider macrumors 601

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    Wise Choice IMO.

    Lou
     
  9. laszlog, Jun 24, 2014
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    Take a look at the Thunderbolt enclosures from Monoprice

    http://www.monoprice.com/Search/Index?keyword=thunderbolt

    I run the 2 bay enclosure with 2 1TB samsung 840 eVo in it.. The nMP can boot from it.. Its only a thunderbolt 1, but it works....
    ....
    Laszlo

     
  10. michael_aos thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I was kind of torn...

    I have LOTS of OWC products.

    I could get an OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G for exactly the same price.

    OWC's customer-service has been AWESOME! The flip side of that is that I know it's been AWESOME because I've had to use it more-often than I'd like...
    --
     
  11. brentsg macrumors 68040

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    That OWC is just another SandForce drive, nothing special about it.
     
  12. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I too have a lot of OWC products. RAM, hard drives, adapters for this and that, enclosures for everything. I even own their Extreme 3G, Electra 3G, Extreme 6G, and Aura 6G SSDs. Yes OWC has great service.

    But their SSDs are unreliable. Fast, but unreliable. 6-months to a year and I need a replacement.

    I don't trust them with my data. I've basically delegated mine to external scratch disks.
     
  13. Kryckter macrumors 6502

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    Thats crazy to hear these stories. Maybe I am the lucky one, I have been running OWC SSD's for about 4-5 years. Many different drives and still running some, never had one crash...
     
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