Need 512 GB SSD for Mac Pro (4,1) tower

Started Apr 7, 2013 | Discussions
iShootWideOpen
iShootWideOpen Regular Member • Posts: 351
Need 512 GB SSD for Mac Pro (4,1) tower

I already have a 240GB OWC SSD HD as my main start up HD. I'm looking to add a larger SSD.

Any recommendations?

Thanks!

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Howard Moftich Veteran Member • Posts: 8,475
Re: Need 512 GB SSD for Mac Pro (4,1) tower

http://www.sandisk.com/products/ssd/sata/extreme/?capacity=480GB

I'm using one of the 256's on a mac flawlessly.

noirdesir Forum Pro • Posts: 13,130
Re: Need 512 GB SSD for Mac Pro (4,1) tower

iShootWideOpen wrote:

I already have a 240GB OWC SSD HD as my main start up HD. I'm looking to add a larger SSD.

Keep in mind that the SATA drive bays are limited to 300 MB/s because they are SATA 2. If you want something faster, you'd either need to create a striped software RAID out of two SATA drive bays (which really requires two SSDs of the same size), or you get an SSD that connects directly to a PCI slot (eg, the OWC Mercury Accelsior PCI Express SSD). You can see the speed difference here.

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