Using nMP SSD in old Mac Pro - possible?

Spacedust

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I would like to remove my Areca RAID card + RAID and instead place just one 512 GB SSD disk from new Mac Pro on a PCI-Express 2.0 card. Is this possible ?
 

flatfoot

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I would like to remove my Areca RAID card + RAID and instead place just one 512 GB SSD disk from new Mac Pro on a PCI-Express 2.0 card. Is this possible ?
You'd need a PCIe adaptor card specifically made for the nMP SSD. I don't think anybody has come up with that yet.
 

TheHerdForever

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You should really just get one of these:

http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/SSD/PCIe/OWC/Mercury_Accelsior/RAID

Unless you've somehow acquired a SSD chip already and are looking for a way to use it, that is. But if you've bought nothing yet this is the simplest solution.

I don't think they work with Boot Camp, but other than that they make fantastic boot drives. I don't need BC so I've been very happy with mine.
Isn't there another option too? I think it's called Sonnet Tempo II (I think they have a demo card out now with dual micro SSD blades on it. Can anyone comment on this? I am looking to get one myself.
 

flowrider

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Actually the best option IMHO, is the Apricorn Velocity Solo x2 with a Samsung Evo SSD. This seems to be a good fast redouble free solution. I have one in my 5,1 and it's working perfectly.

http://www.apricorn.com/products/desktop-ssd-hdd-upgrade-kits/vel-solox2.html

At this point in time there is no way to use the SSD from a nMP in a cMP and I doubt there ever will be. There never really will be a market for such an in interface IMHO.

Lou
 

TheHerdForever

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Actually the best option IMHO, is the Apricorn Velocity Solo x2 with a Samsung Evo SSD. This seems to be a good fast redouble free solution. I have one in my 5,1 and it's working perfectly.

http://www.apricorn.com/products/desktop-ssd-hdd-upgrade-kits/vel-solox2.html

At this point in time there is no way to use the SSD from a nMP in a cMP and I doubt there ever will be. There never really will be a market for such an in interface IMHO.

Lou
I looked at that one too Flow. The only thing that bothers me about that card is that it uses the bigger SSD. With the micro SSD, when I get a nMP someday, I can use (hopefully) the micro SSD cards in it, thus getting the most bang for the buck.
 

flowrider

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^^^^I guess I don't understand:confused: The nMP is not internally expandable and the SSD interface is proprietary. How can this work?

Lou
 

flowrider

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^^^^Look Fella - I certainly am not a hater. I have been using Macs probably longer than you have been alive. All your posts are, how should I put it, ridiculous and I have never seen you do a bit of research. You constantly shoot from the hip, and you usually miss. Your one of the few here that post just to get you post count up. I have learned to ignore your posts, but when you are start attacking me you are going too far. Stay away Fella!

And, who else uses the nMP storage interface:confused: The nMBP SSDs will fit, but they are different.

Lou
 

xcodeSyn

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Wow, didn't realize that Anand was a hater when he stated "There’s a single proprietary Apple PCIe SSD connector and module inside the new Mac Pro." in his review right here. :eek:
 

brand

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Just because no one else uses that connector does make it proprietary. For it to be proprietary Apple would have to have exclusive legal rights to that connector which they do not.
 

brand

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I certainly am not a hater.
When you spread FUD about the nMP yes it does make you come across as a hater.

I have been using Macs probably longer than you have been alive.
I doubt that and what point are you trying to make? That you have used computers for a long time. So just because you have used Apple computers for a supposedly long time means that you do like everything about the nMP. Seems like a stretch of reasoning to me.

You constantly shoot from the hip, and you usually miss.
That the perfect definition of the part of your post that I quoted

Your one of the few here that post just to get you post count up.
Actually I don't even know how many posts I have as I have never checked so try again.

I have learned to ignore your posts
Yet you haven't learned you to use the ignore feature of the forums.

when you are start attacking me you are going too far. Stay away Fella!
I did not attack you. You need to calm down and act like the adult you try to imply that you are. On the other hand you could throw a fit and tell people to stay away.

And, who else uses the nMP storage interface:confused: The nMBP SSDs will fit, but they are different.
Just because no one else uses the same interface does not mean that the interface is proprietary. For an interface to be considered proprietary the company has to have a legal exclusive right to the design or technology. Think Rambus.
 

antonis

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Well, technically, brand is right. The term "proprietary" refers to property of something. So if Apple doesn't exclusively own this interface (e.g. a 3rd OEM doesn't need to license it in order to use it) then it is not proprietary (from Wikipedia definition: Proprietary hardware)

Practically, however, in the IT universe we tend to use this term for everything that is not commonly used, or is not a standard (because it makes us nervous about where we are going to find replacement or upgrade parts :) ). So from a practical PoV it is "proprietary" (mind the double quotes please), at least for now.

So, peace. ;)
 

Spacedust

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My current array with 4x OCZ Vertex 4 64 GB drives in RAID 0 and my controller is having such speeds ;)



My ARC-1880 is on it's way to give even more SATA-III speed ;)