List of SSD devices for Mac Pro 2013

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  1. Vasilis macrumors regular

    Vasilis

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    Hi all,

    I apologize in advanced if I am asking an already asked question, and I kindly ask you to direct me to the corresponding thread

    Could you please give me a list of SSD devices that are compatible with a Mac Pro 2013?

    Thank you
     
  2. AlexMaximus macrumors 6502a

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    those two

    http://barefeats.com/hard230.html
     
  3. Vasilis thread starter macrumors regular

    Vasilis

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    Awesome. Thank you for posting it

    Out of curiosity, if I install two SSD disks, it is possible to configure the OS to see it as one disk?
     
  4. iMactouch macrumors newbie

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    No!
    You have to configure a software RAID-0 (nearly the same as a fusion drive) out of the two Disks, like you would with two other disks too.
    But you have to keep in mind that if one disk is dead the whole filesystem is dead!
     
  5. AlexMaximus macrumors 6502a

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    Since I dont have the 6.1 I can not answer that. However when you talk about Raid 0 you need to know the following:
    There is Software Raid and then there is Hardware Raid. In the 5.1 Mac Pro World we have many options regarding that, such as Apple Raid card, Sonnettech raid SSD raid card, Caldigit and other third party raid soltions such as the Amfeltech Squid card SSD raid gen2 & 3.
    Out of experience of some colleges, the Apple Raid card Hardware solution was always a pain and never really performed well. The sonnect tempo SSD raid card was good to my knowledge but was tricky with bootcamp. In the end I decided against any raid solution in my 5.1 MP and I just bought bigger SSD card solutions instead.

    With a Raid system you defenitly add complexity to your system and the risk of technical failure will be larger. If you have mission critical stuff, I would not sleep well with a halve baked raid integration that is kind of skiddish.
    When it comes to the two options mentioned above, I would probably stay away from the OWC solution because of the sandforce controller. OWC SSDs are known to fail often, compared to Samsung or other brands. There have been many posts on this forum regarding service issues and failed SSDs from OWC. The Amfeltch is for sure more expencive but it is three times more solid and majure. If you are a professional and you live from contracts where failure is an no go, absolutely go with the amfeltech soltuion. Thats what I would do..
    It would be way better to weed out the attic & basement for ebay stuff to counter finance a solid solution, then go el cheapo on a sandforce controlled OWC SSD...
     
  6. MIKX macrumors 6502a

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    Samsung 960 EVO NVMe ( bootable ) @ 1.3 Gb/se write for all 4,1> 5,1 cMPs..
     
  7. Vasilis thread starter macrumors regular

    Vasilis

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    Thank you all for your help!
    Most likely I will create symlinks of different folders to the new disk. Creating a Raid 0 configuration seems a very good solution, but, as many of you wrote, I can not afford to have a non-working computer
     
  8. Draeconis macrumors 6502a

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    AppleRAID and CoreStorage (used for Fusion Drives) are very different things :/
     
  9. iMactouch macrumors newbie

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    But both have in common, that when one drive is dead, the whole volume is dead. That is what I meant.
     

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