Mac Pro 3,1 SSD Updgrade

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  1. A.Goldberg, Apr 5, 2015
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    A.Goldberg macrumors 68000

    A.Goldberg

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    Hi Everyone,

    I'm thinking of putting a SSD in my 2008 Mac Pro to replace the 7200RPM boot drive. This a back up computer of sorts and at this point it's pretty much used for simple tasks (aka superb performance is not necessary)

    I was thinking of this 120GB Kingston SSD:
    http://www.amazon.com/Kingston-Digi...8&qid=1428268333&sr=8-2&keywords=internal+SSD

    Can anyone recommend a compatible 2.5" to 2.3 adapter? Amazon's recommended one apparently does not work in the Mac Pro. I open to any other SSD recommendations too.

    I'd prefer to shop at Amazon. I have a gift card and prime.
     
  2. crjackson2134 macrumors 68020

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    This one

    or

    This one
     
  3. A.Goldberg thread starter macrumors 68000

    A.Goldberg

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  4. Cactusface macrumors member

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    Hi A!
    I have just used the ICY SSD caddy and found it to be just the job, a little expensive for plastic but it does the job and fits the the sledge just fine.

    I went with a Samsung 840 Pro 256Gb for my OS and applications, as I always keep my data, mostly images, and Docs on a separate drive/s.

    It's only been in use for a couple of weeks and is running fine, BUT can I ask other users about TRIM and garbage collection?? Do I need to do anything about that. I am running OSX 10.7 on a 3.1 machine.

    Regards

    Mel.
     
  5. m4v3r1ck macrumors 68020

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    The Icy Box was my best choice too! Very easy install and does the job perfect.
     
  6. nigelbb macrumors 6502a

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    SSDs are so light it's perfectly possible to just gaffer tape the disc in place.
     
  7. m4v3r1ck macrumors 68020

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    Sure, but I like to keep it Clean & Mean! :cool:

    Cheers
     
  8. sevichenko macrumors regular

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    i recommend you to use a pcie ssd, because we don't have sata III on our MP3,1
     

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