PCI SSD in Mac Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by maskedscientist, Dec 20, 2009.

  1. maskedscientist macrumors newbie

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    I've been shopping around for SSDs. Most high end SSDs read at about 270mb/s. Then, I found this.

    Do you think this will work in my Mac Pro? Once I win the lottery :rolleyes:, I'm thinking of buying this. Is the Mac Pro capable of reading, and booting off of a PCI hard drive?
     
  2. gugucom macrumors 68020

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    I'm sure it will work in a Mac somehow. But is is designed to boot into Bios obviously and isn't capable to boot Os X. It may run somehow with Windows. But without a proper EFI integration and OS X booting it makes little sense. I would rather buy an Areca 12XX RAID card and an DX4 SSD holder plus two or three Intel 2nd Gen 80 GB SSDs.
     
  3. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    Yep.

    It's 4x SSD's and a RAID card in a single device. The firmware is definitely BIOS, and there's not even drivers for non-boot usage under OS X.

    So Windows ONLY operation would be possible.
     
  4. maskedscientist thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That's like getting your p**** chopped off. LOL
     
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