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Posted 01 August 2014 - 04:40 AM
Posted 01 August 2014 - 09:20 AM
If you currently have sata II it would be better, the name says it all, it is a pci-e 2.0 to sata iii adapter which means the sata iii limit still applies. The question now is what mac pro do you own? Does it currently only have sata ii connections? If it does, this adapter should be faster. If you already have sata iii ports then there is no need to get this device if you intend to use a sata ssd, unless you are out of open sata ports, then this would be useful to add another.
Edited by zingo156, 01 August 2014 - 09:24 AM.
Posted 02 August 2014 - 11:11 PM
Posted 03 August 2014 - 09:06 AM
Those dvd hard drive caddys work but the speed limit will be the sata connection on the computer. Most older laptops have sata II ports which means a samsung drive wouldn't run at full speed. However even with sata II and a samsung evo, there would be a significant speed increase due to the latency times of ssd's vs hdd's. I have an older intel x-25e in my mac which only has sata II ports and it is very noticably faster. It boots in less than 10 seconds and shuts down in less than 1 second. All programs open faster and my read and write speeds are still faster than an older spindle hard drive.
Posted 03 August 2014 - 07:06 PM
Posted 03 August 2014 - 07:33 PM
Information will not disappear from the ssd, ssd's are the same as a flash drive. It is considered non-volitile memory. The ssd will not pick up any slack. Your bottle neck will likely be your sata bus if both of your computers are older. Most older computers had sata II ports which are not all that fast considering modern ssd's.
Sata III ports are not a bottle neck for most modern ssd's. No matter what you have hardware wise, an ssd will be faster than a spindle drive.
Posted 04 August 2014 - 05:57 AM
Posted 04 August 2014 - 07:09 AM
If you have no sata3, but have pci-e, then the add in card should be faster.
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