SATA III mini PCIe Controller

Discussion in 'iMac' started by tomaszjc7, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. tomaszjc7 macrumors newbie

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    I've read that many users of the 2008 24" iMac (A1225) have had success with the commell MPX 3132 mini pcie sata II controller card. I am aware that the 27" iMac doesn't have a "true" mini pcie slot rendering such a controller card useless.

    I'm planning on adding this card to my 24" iMac. Recently, however, I came across the commell MPX 9125 - an upgraded SATA III mini pcie card.

    I was curious if anyone has had any success with or even attempted to install the MPX-9125 card. Thanks for your time.

    -Tom
     
  2. tomaszjc7 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Over 500 views and not a single comment :eek: - I guess I'll take the plunge on this one and report back after I give it a try.
     
  3. capran macrumors member

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  4. tomaszjc7 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    You are correct. It seems there are no drivers that would make the controller on the SATA III card work - i opted for the SATA II card and it works great.

    See below:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1324575&highlight=commell
     
  5. freespeed macrumors member

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    I'll be doing this upgrade myself pretty soon. I already have my iMac opened up and wasn't to happy with the performance of my 2nd HD using the PATA to SATA caddy. I don't use wireless anyways, so this is a perfect choice.

    Did you guys have any power issues connecting it to the internal drives?
    Where did you guys get the drivers from?

    BTW, I have the Mid-2007 iMac 24' 7,1

    Thanks!
     

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