SSD that works (for sure) on Mac Pro 2008?

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  1. antonioc macrumors newbie

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    Hello
    I want to buy a SSD for my Mac Pro 2008. Please, can you suggest me someone that works for sure on this mac?
     
  2. rawdawg macrumors 6502

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    I use OWC for all my needs. Never had a problem with anything they sell.

    www.macsales.com

    I love their OWC branded SSDs.
     
  3. antonioc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Have you used their SSD with Mac Pro 2008?
    Anyway, it is very difficult to but OWC products from Italy :)
     
  4. ashman70 macrumors 6502a

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    I have an OWC SSD in my 2008 Mac Pro, it works just fine. Any SSD should work in a 2008 Map Pro, there is nothing specific or particular about a Mac Pro 2008, any SSD should work just fine.
     
  5. gpzjock macrumors 6502a

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    OWC 3G SSD in Mac Pro 3,1 here too. Works well, imported to the UK with no trouble at all.
     
  6. ActionableMango macrumors 604

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    Any standard SSD will work. To mount the SSD in a Mac Pro drive sled, you will either need to get a 3.5" SSD model or get an adapter.
     
  7. Enrico macrumors 6502

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    Ciao Antonio!

    Usually the most recommended SSD brands here are Crucial, Samsung, Intel.
    OWC is difficult to find in Italy and I know it very well since I'm italian.
    I would suggest you to go with Crucial M4 given its price/performance/firmware ratio.

    Facci sapere!
    Enrico
     
  8. hchung macrumors 6502a

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    I know at least 3 people using Crucial M4s in their older Mac Pros. They're good.

     
  9. derbothaus macrumors 601

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    Better question would be "Is there an SSD that DOES NOT work" in a 2008 Mac Pro? Get what your heart desires. Personally I'd go Samsung 830 or Intel 520.
     
  10. antonioc thread starter macrumors newbie

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  11. Sharky II macrumors 6502a

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    The crucial M4's have dropped a lot in price... not sure why, are they about to be replaced?

    You can get the 128gb in the UK for £88....

    They were £115 a couple of weeks ago... now they 'retail' for £110 and the street price is 88... @ ebuyer.com
     
  12. antonioc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It is an intesting price in Italy too. Are they good for OsX? Do they need trim or what?
     
  13. rawdawg macrumors 6502

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    What makes you think your 2008 Mac Pro is so special?
     
  14. antonioc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Absolutely nothing :)
     
  15. wonderspark macrumors 68040

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    I use my M4 SSDs with firmware v309 as is, no mods. They're still as fast today as they were when I got them, so the normal garbage collection seems to be just fine.
     
  16. antonioc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    how long you use it?
     
  17. wonderspark macrumors 68040

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    Three months now, since early February. It has about 1600 hours on it. (I had a S.M.A.R.T. utility trial, but it ended. It was over 1100 hours about a month ago.)
     
  18. WardC macrumors 68030

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    Any SATA II or SATA III SSD will work. An SSD that would NOT work would be a PATA-style SSD that is designed to work with older Parallel ATA type connectors like in the old PowerBook G4s. Yes, they do make PATA SSDs.
     
  19. Enrico macrumors 6502

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    Looks like a good price Italy-wise! Last time I visited Italy I enjoyed trying the new amazon.it, even though they sometimes use the worst courier service in the world: SDA!

    Regarding TRIM, you can use the famous TRIM enabler and I believe the M4 should not have any issues with it...
     
  20. tamvly macrumors 6502a

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    I have an Intel 2nd generation 80 GB SSD - just big enough for the O/S. May not be the fastest but it has a rep for longevity. Works great and has been rock solid for a few years, I think. Been so long I've forgotten when I bought it.
     

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