Thanks for the suggestion and links.Unlike you, I do not like OWC. I don't like their product quality and IMHO, their prices are inflated. With that said. My recommendation would be:
1. An Apricorn Velocity Solo x2 PCIE Card. Available here:
And A Samsung 840 Evo SSD. if you want a 240GB drive. The Samsung 250GB drive is available here:
Your total price for the Solo x2 and the Evo 250GB SSD will be $230 vs the OWC Accelsoir price of $380. IMHO, you will have a superior product and save yourself $150.00. The Solo x2 can also be upgraded in the future with a larger SSD should you so desire.
Get 2x120G Samsung 840 Evo, RAID them together via the solo x2 card, you should have better performance than accelsior (and cheaper).My only question is if these are as fast as OWC's Accelsior ?
I have used a Sonnet "Tempo SSD Pro" dual SATA PCIe card with a pair of Samsung 840 Pro SSDs in RAID-0, and currently a pair of Crucial M4 SSDs in RAID-0 as a OS X 1TB boot disk. It has been running 24/7 with no problems for a year or so. Note that both SSDs mount on the card, no additional wires required.Hi,
I am looking to buy the OWC Accelsior PCI 240gb Express SSD for my MacPro 2010, 12 core.
Is this the best buy I can get out there?
It's a bit expensive but I like OWC and they seem to be very reputable. Is there any other brand or suggestion you guys can give me?
Yes, it works for connecting U.2 NVMe drives to a Mac Pro, but with throughput limited to PCIe 2.0 x4 = ~1450MB/s.Does anyone know if this would work in a MP5,1?
I used to have a cheap OWC Accelsior S card and I did have a flawless experience for two years. Its a good solid card with no risk. The speed improvement is small, however I think it was never the less noticeable when used as boot disk.
Here is the one with with raid 0 & 700 MB/sec. But there was another one I cant find from Seritech or Sintech.Do you have a link to one of these that is also a 2-Lane Card like the Accelsior S?