SSD PCIE card for ssd drive

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  1. sevichenko macrumors regular

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    Hi mates, i would to ask you if you know the model of this card (here is expensive) or
    some other card like this one to update my MP 3,1

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/SSD-Supersp...sk_Controllers_RAID_Cards&hash=item1e761dab5a

    Adding to this, i would to buy a usb 3.0 (bootable or not) card with internal Sata III bay, it is possible?

    Adding to this i would like to expand the ddr2 ram, which did you recommend? can i change the board slots with a ddr3 board? :p i'm only asking xD

    thanks for all mates!!
     
  2. h9826790 macrumors 604

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    There are few popular PCIe -> SATA 3 card. Apricorn is one of them, and you have few more choice like Sonnet Tempo SSD, and OWC Accelsior S. Apart from these options, there are more cheaper options on the net, but may be from an unknown brand.

    USB 3.0 is NOT bootable in any case, but a SATA 3 port from the PCIe card can be bootable (if you pick the right card).

    Upgrade from DDR2 to DDR3 just like upgrade from an Orange to Apple. I don't think it's possible.
     
  3. slughead macrumors 68040

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    I have an apricorn, I jerry-rigged it to accept 2 SSDs (2nd powered through 5.25" bay power). I'm happy with it but when I first got it I had some issues with RAID 0 through software RAID, I switched to JBOD.
     
  4. sevichenko thread starter macrumors regular

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    can you put some exact models so i can search for stores?
    thank you!
     
  5. AlexMaximus, Nov 1, 2016
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    --- Post Merged, Nov 1, 2016 ---
    Stores/brands:

    Sonnettech.com, Macsales.com, BHphotovideo.com, macupgrades.com,

    In case you do not need more then 512 GB, there is really only one choice that makes sense. Use an Anglebird PXI with an Samsung 951AHCI card. This is the best and easiest option out there. Most other options are slower, have more risk of failure (Raid 0) or uses older SSD SATA standards or do not wirk with bootcamp. You should really go with the newer flash blades at this point in time.
    In case you are a millionaire or speed is the only option for you, there is one other exotic bird out there that is worth mentioning:

    http://barefeats.com/hard210.html

    http://www.maxupgrades.com/istore/





    :):):)
     
  6. h9826790 macrumors 604

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    I think I've already did that in my last post.
     
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    Well I advise TS to read the comments placed with that ****** pcie card.

    Overpriced, ridiculously overpriced that is....for that money you better buy a SM951 on pcie.
     
  9. sevichenko thread starter macrumors regular

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    mmm good point. Do you know if it is truly compatible with mac pro 3,1?
     
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  11. sevichenko thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks i will look for them

    I will look for that brands, the samsung 951 looks faster but i don't think that i would expend more than 100e in the whole pack.

    Sorry, you're right, thanks
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    do you mean comments on AE?
     
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  13. sevichenko thread starter macrumors regular

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    xD i mean the comments. he put the AE link, so i mean that if you talked about the comments on AE.
    But i catch it, don't buy cards on china
     
  14. 666sheep macrumors 68040

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    How many 88SE9230 cards did you have?
     
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    It's totally possible because the booting speed won't benefit from higher bandwidth, the bottleneck simply not at there. However, it may takes extra few seconds to initialise the PCIe card.
     
  17. sevichenko thread starter macrumors regular

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    That could be the reason
     

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