Which SSD for e2008 MP and how?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by kirkbross, Dec 22, 2009.

  1. kirkbross macrumors 6502a

    kirkbross

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    I have an early 2008 Mac Pro and want to buy an SSD for Snow Leopard and apps. Price aside, what's the fastest/most reliable drive and what is the preferred method for installing it in one of the MP drive bays?*

    *I'd prefer to avoid a custom install -- is there an adapter sled made for SSDs to slide into an HD bay?
     
  2. thagomizer macrumors 6502

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  3. gugucom macrumors 68020

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    Intel Gen2 are well tested and recommended in a Mac Pro. They also work with Raid cards if that ever becomes an issue down the road. Just make sure you already have the latest firmware fitted.
     
  4. kirkbross thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Is this a concern if I will NOT be using RAID? I haven't done any firmware updates on my Mac Pro since I got it in Jan. of 08. Is there a firmware update walkthrough somewhere... I've done it on PC builds many times, but not sure of the process for a Mac.
     

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