Power Connector for SSD in 2009 Mac Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Greenhoe, Dec 25, 2013.

  1. Greenhoe macrumors regular

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    Hi,

    I have a Samsung 840 Pro in my 2009 Mac Pro and due to the 2009 Mac Pro only being Sata 2 I get about half the read/write speeds. I've been doing some research and I came across a Sata 3 pci-e card that will work in a 2009 Mac pro.

    I"m going to put my SSD in my second optical bay drive and run a sata cable up to it, although I was wondering what do I do about power?
     
  2. flowrider macrumors 601

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    Why:confused: Have you not seen PCIe SATA3 cards like the Apricorn Velocity x2 that hold the SSD? There are many threads on this forum about such cards.

    Lou
     
  3. DanielCoffey macrumors 65816

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  4. Greenhoe thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes I have seen them although the cards are $100 compared to this solution which does the exact same thing for $30
     
  5. initialsBB macrumors 6502a

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    I have one of those $30 cards and they don't give you full SATA 3 speeds. Just be aware of that.
     
  6. Greenhoe thread starter macrumors regular

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    If you take a look at the link from DanielCoffey though he is using one of the high point cards and he is getting 500MB speeds, which card are you using?
     
  7. initialsBB macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry I got mixed up. Those HighPoint cards are nowhere near $30 dollars here (France). I have an ASM 1061 chipset card from Amazon at the moment, but switching to a Sonnet Tempo PCI card because ASM card not that great.
     

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