Status of internal HDD bays in Mac Pro 5.1

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by AndreeOnline, Aug 26, 2016.

  1. AndreeOnline macrumors 6502

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    I don't want to beat a dead horse and I suspect there is nothing new under the sun, but it was a while since I looked into this.

    Does anyone by any chance have an elegant solution to up the speeds of the internal bays to 6Gbps?

    Still no bootable PCIe Mini-SAS card I guess?
     
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  3. AndreeOnline thread starter macrumors 6502

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  4. jbarley macrumors 68030

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    checked out the OWC link, visually appears to be the same card as the Rocket Raid, but the price is somewhat better.
     
  5. box185 macrumors member

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    I recently tried the -2e version of this adapter connected to external HDD's. It worked really well in OS X, but I did have problems when I tried to start Windows 7 (Bootcamp). The problem seemed to be related to the presence of a PCIe SSD that I also have installed. When I removed the PCIe SSD, Windows 7 would start. I returned the OWC adapter and am looking for an alternative.
     
  6. AndreeOnline thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Good to know. I'm also booting from a PCIe SSD… Not really using Windows at this point, but I don't want to rule it out.
     

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