mSATA PCIe card with Thermal Limitation?

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  1. Chocomonsters macrumors regular

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    I am considering either Addonics quad mSATA PCIe SSD card or Sonnet Tempo/Apricorn Vel card with SSD.

    I was leaning towards Addonics mSATA card for its ability to dual boot with BootCamp.

    I read about a larger 1 TB mSATA slowing down with thermal limitation during large data transfers. Is this another theoretical concern or real life concern? For those few of you have Addonics quad mSATA PCIe card, have you experience this problem?
     
  2. brand macrumors 601

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    That is interesting, do yo have any sources from your reading that you could share with us?
     
  3. 666sheep macrumors 68040

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    840 EVOs do have such feature, but IMO it only could happen in a laptop. cMP cooling is efficient enough to keep them cool.

    I use 2x 120GB in RAID 0 with Lycom Quad adapter and I've never seen more than 40 C on one or another. Thermal Guard limit is about 70 C.
     
  4. Chocomonsters thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you for your response. I've read about this at AnandTech review article for 840 Evo mSATA (under discussion posting). I am assuming those are people using mSATA in laptop.

    I will proceed with Addonics / Lycom PCI mSATA card. Planing to get two 1tb mSATA for OSX and Windows 7 (bootcamp) on each mSATA.

    Thanks again.
     
  5. ZombiePhysicist macrumors 6502

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    Hi sheep. Is this your card?
    http://www.lycom.com.tw/PE-125.htm

    Is your machine bootable in OS X with the 2 mSATAs in raid0? Meaning, does it show up as a single bootable 240GB SSD? Thanks.
     
  6. ZombiePhysicist macrumors 6502

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    Does it has TRIM and SMART support even as a single 240GB RAID'd drive? Thanks!
     
  7. 666sheep macrumors 68040

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  8. mikeboss macrumors 65816

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    I use SSDs since the first generation intel drives (X-25M). I never experienced any data loss or drive failures except for mSATA drives. lately I had a crucial 64GB mSATA SSD die on me and I had major troubles with a bunch of SANDISK mSATA SSDs. on the other hand there's the 256GB crucial mSATA in my OpeneELEC system which is tortured a lot (copying movies onto it constantly). the 64GB died while I was installing Windows. the mSATA drives do get very hot during heavy use. they can get almost too hot to touch! conclusion: I'm staying away from mSATA drives if there are other options...
     
  9. ZombiePhysicist macrumors 6502

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    Thanks sheep. Now I just have to find out where to buy the card! :)
     

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