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Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by JesterJJZ, Aug 9, 2010.
Anyone figure out what SSD they are using? is it 3.5?
I'm gonna use an OWC SSD and put it in the empty optical bay.
In what way does that answer his question?
Well, he answered which SSD (Other World Computing) and which bay he's going to put it, therefore indicating the size bay its going to fit. How has he not answered the question?
It's all in how you interpret "they" in the original post. Pronouns are bad.
And thats completely off topic from the OP. Good job
So does "they" refer to us the consumers or Apple?
"They" is Apple, simple logic Sorry for being a smug but "they" is to general for being anything else then Apple.
I think the brand it intel, not 100% sure though...
It's usually Samsung or Toshiba, lately the latter. The performance is adequate, but not as great as the best aftermarket SSDs you can buy. However, with that said, the big performance increase will be going from HDD to SSD, not from SSD to faster SSD.
With no TRIM support, it seems somewhat useless to have a ssd for the long term... unless Apple implemented a fix I don't know about...
Get OCZ Vertex series, they have OSX Garbage Collection system, where it basically performs Trim.
Ive been running their Vertex PC one for over half a year no problems, and the overall performance boost you get is worth the hassle of even wiping the drive once a year and restoring from backup (in case you start noticing sluggishness).
How difficult is it to install it in the empty optical bay and do you need any mounting brackets or anything else?
If you check out the MacBook Pro forum, you will find that the new MBPs are shipping with Toshiba when ordering the 256/512GB SSD option. (2.5")
If they are 2.5, is Apple supplying mounting brackets or are the HDD bays reconfigured? Has anyone heard either way?
EDIT: Just finished a chat with Apple...they are 3.5 in case anyone else was curious.
I've been looking at OWC. Both ssds seem to be matched...am I wrong?
Looks like it.
Except now OCZ has 180GBs drives both 2.5 and 3.5" which might be more suitable for dual booting systems, since 120 might be a little too tight and 240GBs is a little pricey.
Hi - This is a great idea. Have you seen a tutorial about doing this?
Getting closer to my SSD every day
Don't need one, my 80Gb Intel is hanging from the wires in my MP2009, as you don't move the machine it doesn't matter that the light as air device just hangs there
No tutorial specifically for an SSD in the empty optical bay. You don't even need anything extra. If you wanted to, you could look at how to add an optical drive to a 2009 MP and that should pretty much tell you how to do it. The cable that would plug into the second optical drive will plug right into the OWC SSD providing both power and data so you don't need to buy anything else. If you wanted to, you could get a mount but it is not necessary. I like to keep things nice and neat and decided to buy one, since I am already spending a lot on the Mac Pro, why not.
Edit: My OWC SSD and mount are supposed to arrive tomorrow too bad the actual system won't
Probably a Toshiba like all the MBPs and iMacs.
Ordering JUST started yesterday so we will have to wait to see when someone gets their SSD system.
Oh way to easy, nothing holding me back now. It handles power and data. wondered about that. Thanks guys.