need Lion compatible, bootable internal SATA 6G controller

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by funkahdafi, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. funkahdafi macrumors 6502

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    Hi,

    my dusted first generation Intel SSDs are getting slower and slower and so much has changed in the SSD industry that I want to swap them out and replace them with something newer and more up to date.

    I have a Mac Pro 4,1 which has the "old" SATA standard. So I am looking for a a SATA controller with internal ports that does SATA 3.0 (6 gbit) and works without additional driver install so I can boot from it.

    I don't need anything fancy with RAID features - just plain and simple SATA controller, 2 ports, internal, bootable, 6 gb/sec.

    Any recommendations?

    Thanks!

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    I might add: I wouldn't mind a controller with more than 2 ports. Say 2 internal, 2 external (eSATA). Nice to have, but not a requirement right now.
     
  2. derbothaus macrumors 601

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    Get TRIM support running if possible Save you money. Don't know of any bootable SATAIII cards right now. Drivers are terrible.
     
  3. funkahdafi thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks!

    The first generation Intel SSDs don't have TRIM, unfortunately. So that's not an option. Besides, today's SSDs are much faster, I really want to go there.
     
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  5. derbothaus macrumors 601

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    Hope it is bootable in OS X. Saw no indication of it.
     
  6. funkahdafi thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Me neither. Not on their website anyways. However, they do have a separate website for MAc products and list the controller there as being bootable. I also read in some Hackintosh forums that people were using this to successfully boot OS X.

    We'll see. I just ordered one for 20 bucks. Won't kill me if it doesn't work. :D
     
  7. derbothaus macrumors 601

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    Didn't see it was only 20.00. Go for it. Let us know how it goes.
     

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