PMG5 2.3DP PCIe card with built in SSD

IffySituation

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Mar 12, 2014
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Hi, I'm new to the MacRumors forums. Great info being shared here thx. My question is concerns purchasing a PCIe card with a built in SSD and if that would be faster (speed-wise) than adding an SSD in the drive bay which would be limited to the slower 1.5Gb/sec limitation on PPC Macs. Thx
 

repentix

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May 26, 2013
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of course a pcie ssd is faster than a sata connection , but i was wondering if there was an alternative to a pcie ssd since the pcie ssd suggested in this post is not bootable. I was wanting to find out if there is an alternative for the faster connection of a bootdrive in a powermac.
 

IffySituation

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Mar 12, 2014
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of course a pcie ssd is faster than a sata connection , but i was wondering if there was an alternative to a pcie ssd since the pcie ssd suggested in this post is not bootable. I was wanting to find out if there is an alternative for the faster connection of a bootdrive in a powermac.
Yep that what I would like to do as well.
 

CptSky

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Feb 1, 2013
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of course a pcie ssd is faster than a sata connection , but i was wondering if there was an alternative to a pcie ssd since the pcie ssd suggested in this post is not bootable. I was wanting to find out if there is an alternative for the faster connection of a bootdrive in a powermac.
Some PCIe SATA cards are bootable, but the only driver available on the PM G5 is 1.5 GB/s, so a SATA II/III card will not be faster. (From what I remember being told)
 

666sheep

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But you can boot from SSD connected to PCIe SATA III card on ASM1061 chipset. It would max about 250MB/s, because it's PCIe x1 and G5 has PCIe Rev 1.0 slots. It's always 100MB/s more than internal SATA.