Which PCIe SSD drive works with Mac Pro?

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  1. fabriciom macrumors 6502

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    Im looking for a fast ssd solution for my mac pro. What drives work?

    -Thanks
     
  2. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    none but owc has posted they will have one in 2011
     
  3. fabriciom thread starter macrumors 6502

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    OK thanks. Should I assume that all SATA SSD 3,5 drives should work?
     
  4. proter99 macrumors newbie

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    thats not entirely true:

    http://www.apricorn.com/product_detail.php?type=family&id=71

    also this, if you want to roll your own:

    http://www.apricorn.com/product_detail.php?type=family&id=59

    i was looking for years before stumbling across these, don't have either myself, nor have ever seen any reviews but look like they would work. i like the idea of using the bare chassis and filling it with better drives than the western digital, but i think there is an issue with that one only being for 32 bit OS
     
  5. Transporteur macrumors 68030

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    Not bootable, though, which is what I expect from both OWC and OCZ.

    I hope we'll see some bootable PCIe SSD's in the near future cause even if the get SATA 6Gb/s in the next MP revision, the 6Gb/s SSD's will already saturate this bus and a new SATA release is far, far away, if there will be a new release at all.

    For fast storage, PCIe definitely is the way to go.
     
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    With a maximum transfer rate of 133MB/s, a PCI bus would cut the performance of a single SSD by 50%.

    I doubt that there are even PCI cards that provide the features like the cards above.
     
  8. r00ky macrumors member

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    Damn, thats a big hit. So who would this product benefit? Someone who already has all 4 HD Bays filled?
     
  9. NoManIsland macrumors regular

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    I think you misunderstand - you asked for the speed of PCI, whereas the devices being mentioned operate through PCIe or PCIe 2.0, which are much faster interconnects.
     
  10. r00ky macrumors member

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    Ahh, thanks for the clear up on that.

    How fast do the PCIe/2.0 connect? Fast enough to utilize such an array obviously?
     
  11. philipma1957, Dec 28, 2010
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    Hate to see the costs. Presuming it will be very expensive. 4gb/s is smokin fast.
     
  13. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    if they build it and it works well it would have to cost more then a base mac pro.
     

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