new Samsung SSD 850 EVO in 2009 MPro?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by yippi, Feb 13, 2015.

  1. yippi macrumors member

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    Hi,

    at present I run the system and apps on my 2009 MacPro from an OWD Mercury extreme. Do you think that I could install a Samsung MZ-75E250B/EU EVO 850 SSD 250GB without problem?

    Is the Samsung's SATA 3 compatible with my MP's SATA 2?

    Thanks for any information.
     
  2. ToroidalZeus macrumors 68020

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  3. yippi thread starter macrumors member

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    OK, great. Thanks.
     
  4. flowrider macrumors 601

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  5. Keter macrumors member

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    flowrider is right.

    I would really recommend getting a Apricorn SATA 3 SSD card to get the most performance from your SSD.
     
  6. scottsjack macrumors 68000

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    I definitely recommend a Velocity Duo x2. On my 2012 MP my Crucial M500 performs much better on the Velo Duo than it does on a SATA2 port. The Samsung is probably a faster SSD than the M500 so you should notice an even bigger difference.

    Also with the Velo Duo I have two Boot SSDs (Yosemite and W8.1) plus four high-capacity data HDDs plus one internal backup HDD (Time Machine #2) plus a Blu-ray burner all stuffed out of the way in the same big aluminum box.
     
  7. Pressure macrumors 68040

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    It just seems superfluous to buy the Apricorn Duo (~ $135) or Solo (~$90) and then the Samsung 850 EVO ($94.99 to $544.99) when you can grab the genuine Apple PCIe SSD and get better performance and TRIM support out of the box for the same price.

    I mean, the PCIe adapter is like $14 and the PCIe SSD goes for anywhere between $99 to $750 depending on size.
     
  8. Zorn macrumors 6502a

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    This is good advice :apple:
     

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