Power 2 ssd's from 1 SATA power plug? Power limitations?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Helloha, Mar 22, 2017.

  1. Helloha macrumors newbie

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    Just investigating the possibility to upgrade my current 5,1 machine.

    Problem: my local storage runs at 300-350 MB/s. My networked storage at 800 MB/s so my local storage can't keep up.

    At the moment: 5x 2TB Disk with Areca 1222 raid card and Maxupgrades caddies.

    Was wondering if I could design a caddy that takes two ssd's that both connect to a raid card. (Like the maxupgrades I have now) I would have to split the power form one sata power plug to power 2 ssd's. I think I could do this. Just wondering if this is a smart idea because of possible power limitations?

    Any ideas?

    THX!
    K.
     
  2. redheeler macrumors 603

    redheeler

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    Shouldn't be any problem splitting a SATA power connector to power two SSDs. SSDs use less power than equivalent mechanical drives anyway.
     

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