SSD PCIE card for ssd drive

sevichenko

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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-Superspeed-Upgrade-Kit-for-Apple-Mac-Pro-2008-2009-2010-/130830674778?pt=US_Computer_Disk_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!!
 

h9826790

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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.
 

slughead

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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.
 

AlexMaximus

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can you put some exact models so i can search for stores?
thank you!
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/





:):):)
 
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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.
 

sevichenko

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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.
Thanks i will look for them

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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/

:):):)
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.

I think I've already did that in my last post.
Sorry, you're right, thanks
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Those cards are crap! READ THE COMMENTS
do you mean comments on AE?
 

h9826790

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Maybe one like this:
https://www.amazon.com/OWC-Accelsior-PCIe-SATA-Adapter/dp/B00WUZPMHE/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_2?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1478081582&sr=1-2-fkmr1&keywords=OWC+Mercury+Accelsior+E2+PCIe+SSD

I read that is bootable but i'm reading in some pcie SSD that the boot is like 5 seconds slower than the ssd in the normal sataII port, did you notice that?
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.
 

sevichenko

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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.
That could be the reason