SSD for 2009 MP

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by rdfoto3, Dec 18, 2013.

  1. rdfoto3 macrumors newbie

    Feb 15, 2010
    MP 2009 4,1 16G RAM, OS X 10.9

    I bought myself an early Christmas present, a Corsair SSD Force GS3 240G SATA. After the boot it showed for a moment, then disappeared. I spent the rest of the day trying combinations; nothing would make it work.

    I read some posts which said they had experienced the same problem. Apparently my motherboard SATA inputs are not fast enough for the SSDs of today.

    I tried the SSD in my iMac; it worked just fine. Same for a MacBook. But not in my MP.

    I still want an SSD. Does anyone know which brand/type will work?
  2. wonderspark macrumors 68040


    Feb 4, 2010
    My 2009 Mac Pro uses or has used:
    • Crucial M4 256GB
    • Samsung 830 256GB
    • Samsung 840 Pro 256GB
    • Samsung 840 EVO 1TB

    They have all worked in the normal drive bays, the optical bay, and attached to an internal Areca RAID card.

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