New HyperX Predator PCIe SSD with Mac Pro 5,1?

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  1. vadrum, Jan 14, 2015
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    vadrum macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys!
    First of all I have to say thank you for the great informations you share here everyday! I've been a long time reader of this forum...but now it's time for me to play the game with you ;)

    So, there's a new super fast SSD out, the new HyperX Predator PCIe SSD just announced at CES.
    Do you think it will work with a Mac Pro 5,1? That would be amazing!

    Main specs:
    - Powered by Marvell Controller
    - Bootable via Standard AHCI Drivers
    - Speeds up to 1400MB/s Read and 1000MB/s Write :eek:
    - PCIe Gen. 2x4 Interface in M.2 Form Factor (with optional Half-Height, Half-Length Adapter)

    http://www.kingston.com/us/company/press/article/7547
     
  2. vadrum thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No one?
    I know, probably it is still not available to buy, but do you think it will work on a cMP?
     
  3. mikeboss macrumors 65816

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    I'm pretty sure that these will work. there are not too many options to get this kind of SSDs into todays systems. the SAMSUNG XP941 and the PLEXTOR M6e both work, so I assume the one from KINGSTON will work, too.
     
  4. Machines macrumors 6502

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    I can't think of any reason why the drive wouldn't work as a bootable device in cMP . Mac OS X supports the software interface AHCI .

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    This Kingston (four lanes wide PCIe 2 ) drive should be a lot faster than the Plextor (with only two lanes wide PCIe 2) .
     
  5. mikeboss macrumors 65816

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    correct. but the PLEXTOR M7e (has also 4 lanes) is just around the corner.
     
  6. vadrum thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Did anyone of you got it (and used it) in the meantime?
    I'm still curious to know if it works properly on a cMP and if the writing/reading speeds are as good as described in the press release...
     
  7. AppleTools macrumors member

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    I recently got a Fusion-io ioScale 2 PCIe card and I'm still trying to figure out how to make it work on my Mac Pro 5,1 running Sierra...

    Did you have any luck with that particular one?
     
  8. SoyCapitanSoyCapitan macrumors 68040

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    Certain SSD cards by Fusion, OCZ or Mushkin won't work because Apple's implementation of AHCI doesn't support all controller chipsets.
     
  9. AppleTools macrumors member

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    I found drivers for "Yosemite" that work on Mavericks just fine. No bootable volume obviously since the drivers have to be loaded from within the OS.

    Problem is that when I upgrade the system, the dylib doesn't load on Yosemite or Capi or Sierra. I'm trying to figure out if I can "manually" load the library to make them work on new macOS versions...
     
  10. Theoprofil macrumors member

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    100% percent works. Tested and guaranteed by me that works. Buy it.
     

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