SSD fro macpro - compatible?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by bravocharlie, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. bravocharlie macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone know if the OCZ VERTEX 3 MAX OPS 2.5" 120GB SSD is compatible with mac pro?

    Regards,
    Charlie
     
  2. Neodym macrumors 65816

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    It is a SATA-III drive. SATA is backwards compatible, so it should work, but you won't be able to get the full theoretical speed out of this drive, as the MP's SATA interfaces are slower.
     
  3. DanielCoffey macrumors 65816

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    You will need a caddy too.

    I am using the 3.5" Vertex2 120Gb and it has been working flawlessly for months now.
     
  4. bravocharlie thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you! What's a caddy?
     
  5. Neodym macrumors 65816

    Neodym

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    He means an adapter to install the SSD into the Mac Pro. The SSD has a 2,5" form factor, whereas the drive bays in the MP are either 3,5" or 5,25".
     
  6. Loa macrumors 65816

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    Hello,

    If you have a 2009-2010 Mac Pro, you can easily plug your SSD in the second optical bay (unless you have 2 optical drives).

    Loa
     
  7. fr4c macrumors 65816

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    A long zip-tie loop works fine as well in the HD bays, to serve as a harness to hold the SSD in place.

    MP's only support max SATA II speeds default, so unless you're getting a good deal on the Vertex 3 you're not getting any of the benefits of the SATA III rev.
     

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