Works, but this is a SATA SSD.Would this M.2 SSD with the proper adapter work in a MacPro 3,1?
Any advice would be appreciated.
Not quite I understand the last part of your post.Works, but this is a SATA SSD.
M2 format has 3 types of cards.Not quite I understand the last part of your post.
My question is will it work if installed using a PCIe adapter card similar to say my Kington HyperX predator?.
Maybe a card such as this?
Thank you for the explanation, now this explains the low price which I sorta felt might be too good to be true.M2 format has 3 types of cards.
Any M2 SATA SSD will need a adaptor and a cable, usually you buy a card that gets power from the PCIe slot and has a connector to plug a SATA cable to the SATA ODD ports on the backplane. It's a bad choice for a Mac Pro since you will loose one PCIe slot and one ODD drive bay to use a slow drive.
- SATA = it's just a SATA disk in a different format. Same characteristics as a SATA drive, can be converted to the same format as SATA 2.5" drives using adaptors.
- PCIe AHCI = it's a real PCIe SSD that uses PCIe 2x or 4x with AHCI protocol. The simplest one to use in a MP.
- PCIe NVMe = it's a real PCIe SSD that uses PCIe 2x or 4x with NVMe protocol.