Lycom DT-120 and SSD???

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by LittlePaul, May 11, 2017.

  1. LittlePaul
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    Hi,
    I would like to buy a Lycom DT-120 for my Mac Pro 4.1-> 5.1 but I do not understand which SSD M.2 I can use:
    Samsung MZ-V6E250BW SSD 960 EVO???
    Samsung MZ-V6P512BW SSD 960 PRO???
    Or ????

    I need buy to Amazon and the Samsung SM951 or SM961 i not found!!!!

    Can you help me?
    thank you
     
  2. h9826790
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    Basically only SM951, XP941, or the Kingston HyperX Predator are known to work OOTB on cMP. SM951 / XP941 is really hard to found now (MUST be AHCI, NOT NVMe).

    For HyperX Pradator, you can buy the version with the adaptor, so DT120 is not required.
     
  3. Filin
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  4. owbp
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    XP941 doesn't have models that don't work? Not like the NVMe SM951?
     
  5. LittlePaul, May 11, 2017
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    LittlePaul
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    thank's...
    I write from Italy and Amazon.it not have the SM951, SM961 or XP941...
    they only sell a Kingston HyperX Predator.
     
  6. h9826790
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    Not 100% sure, but AFAIK XP941 are all AHCI.
     
  7. irked
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    I worry about leaning too heavily on these AHCI drives - when they fail, where are you going to find a replacement? They seem to be rapidly disappearing.
     
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    1) Go back to SATA SSD, they are still very fast for most of the job.

    2) Go for NVMe and install the 3rd party kext (if still no native driver at that moment). It's an option. Boot drive won't benefit from PCIE SSD anyway. If require boot drive, go for option 1.

    3) move away from Mac (e.g. consider hackintosh)

    4) TBH, only the new SSD disappearing fast. The used market still there.

    5) move to the upcoming 7,1 (if that's really what we want)
     
  9. Squuiid
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    Get the HyperX Predator. That'll work great!
     

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