Recomendations for SSD to hold OS and Apps

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by iMacprobook, May 16, 2010.

  1. iMacprobook macrumors member

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    Can anyone recommend a good option for specifying a Mac pro. I'm looking to add 2 640 GB Hdd's, but can i add a SSD to hold the OSX and all my software? If so can you recommend specifics?

    I'm aware of a poss update to the machine and can wait for a bit..

    Regards
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    Intel is probably the gold standard for SSDs right now
     
  3. seclusion macrumors regular

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    Intel 160 gb model in my Mac Pro.
    Used and icy dock to go from 2.5" to 3.5", an extra $25
    Works like a charm
     
  4. cutterman macrumors regular

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    Agree that the Intel SSD's work well- I have one in both the MP and MBP. It will make your system noticeably quicker, especially for boot and application load times.

    On the MP I use the SSD for OS and apps, and moved my user folder to a software-striped 2 drive set. That way I can keep the SSD lean and reduce the write-degredation esp with application cache files.
     
  5. SmilesLots macrumors regular

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    Put 2 Intel 80 gb SSD's in my Mac Pro on the 2 extra sata ports, striped raid. Seems to be pretty good. Certainly fast.
     
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    Ooh I was looking for something like that, thanks!
     
  8. iMacprobook thread starter macrumors member

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    Many thanks for the advice here, is it staightforward to add a 2.5" ssd to 3.5" drawer as in the MP? Is the icy dock an adapter as such? This seems to be a viable solution as Intel only appear to make 2.5" drives?

    Thanks again,
    impb
     
  9. cutterman macrumors regular

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    Yes the Icydock worked well for this purpose.
     

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