OWC 3G or 6G for my Mac Pro?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Noctilux.95, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. Noctilux.95 macrumors 6502

    Jan 20, 2010
    I've decided to upgrade my 2009 Mac Pro 4,1, Quad-Core 2.66 with a OWC 240 GIG SSD HD as my boot up drive.
    I would love some input.

  2. CrAkD macrumors 68040


    Feb 15, 2010
    Boston, MA
    Unless your going to upgrade to a new computer and take the 6g ssd with you get the 3G cause the Mac pros don't have sata 3.
  3. derbothaus macrumors 601


    Jul 17, 2010
    Great choice. 5 year warranty on the 6G's so they should follow you to a new SATA 6Gb connect and you'll get another boost. My 6G's on SATA 3Gb are very fast. 30% full they get 260MB/s Write, 265MB/s Read. Super fast 4k performance as well. No problems so far with stability.
  4. wafl iron macrumors regular

    Nov 16, 2007
    i decided to get the 120GB 6g (200$) instead of the 115GB 3g (198$), because for a few dollars more i get a drive that could get better in future sata3 box.

    In my case it was a no brainer, for you there's a 50$ difference in price between the 240GB 6g (450$) and 240GB 3g (400$)

    Is 50 dollars worth it to you for a little bit of future proofing?
  5. derbothaus macrumors 601


    Jul 17, 2010
    How much of that 120GB are you going to be using? SSD's seem to have certain performance advantages in certain allotments. Like 0-35% full yields fastest speeds 50-75% is the worst and oddly 75-95% is slightly faster than 50%. Anyway. It all depends on how many apps you need to run and all the content in /Library. The 240's are also a bit faster than the 120's of same generation. I have a ton of apps and only use 80GB of my 240GB.
  6. blunti macrumors 6502a

    Mar 15, 2011
    did they raise price on the 240GB 6G?
    I could have sworn it was cheaper few weeks ago?!

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