- Oct 1, 2017
http://www.maxupgrades.com/istore/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&product_id=189MaxConnect offers Direct Backplane Ready Attachment for 2.5 inch or 3.5 inch SAS/SATA Hard Drives or SSD Disk Drives
Okay I think I'm having a senior moment? Does this upgrade the backplane from SATA II to SATA III thereby eliminating the need for custom outward facing drive sleds and additional SATA III cabling?
My current setup:
Mac Pro 4,1 (2009) flashed to 5,1
2.66 Xeon Quad Core
High Sierra 10.13.6
16GB DDR3 ECC 1066Mhz RAM
Bay 0 Upper: Superdrive DVD/RW
Bay 0-1 Lower: Hatachi HDD SATA II 3GB/s (Replacing with SATA III HDD)
Bay 1: WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD 6GB/s
Bay 2: WD Caviar Black HDD SATA III 6GB/s
Bay 3: WD Caviar Black HDD SATA III 6GB/s
Bay 4: WD Caviar Green HDD SATA II 3GB/s (Replacing with SATA III HDD)
I may go all SSD but for now this is the cheapest option. I still have to upgrade the GPU and have it flashed with MAC EFI or go with a dual GPU setup and possibly dual monitors, haven't settled on anything yet.