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

    Feb 1, 2013
    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?

  2. redheeler macrumors 604


    Oct 17, 2014
    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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