OWC 3G or 6G for my Mac Pro?

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

  1. Noctilux.95 macrumors 6502

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    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.

    Thanks!
     
  2. CrAkD macrumors 68040

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

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