Currently Being ModeratedNov 15, 2011 1:55 PM (in response to john from palm harbor)
Using that model in my 2006 MP. Works quite well and is sufficiently fast.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 15, 2011 5:19 PM (in response to john from palm harbor)
I have the older OWC 3G 120GB in my mac pro. I keep only the system and my key apps on it with my home dir on one of my 2TB hdd's. I also use another 120GB partition on another internal hdd to backup my boot drive and yet another partition on that same backup drive for the drive containing my home dir. I also have a similar backup drive on external firewire kept offline except when needed for backups.
So the only comments I have on what you are proposing is to only allocate 120GB of that 500GB to back up your boot drive. Why waste the rest? Use it for something else. As for that other drive I would recommend you use it for external backup. Stick it in an enclosure (can also get them from OWC) and you're good to go. Of course these days you can also get 1TB, 2TB, and 3TB drives to stick in enclosures or internals too.
Just reread you post and see you already have an external 250 for boot drive backups so your scement resembles what I do. Good. But of course you only would need 120GB of it for a boot backup with the 120GB ssd.2010 3.33GHz 6-core Mac Pro (5,1), 5870, 24GB, 27" ACD, OS X 10.6.5
Currently Being ModeratedApr 22, 2012 6:43 AM (in response to john from palm harbor)
Is it worthwhile to use a OWC 6G SSD drive when the controller on your MacPro is 3G ?
I novice in computors.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 22, 2012 7:35 AM (in response to Christophe Smith)
yes and no.
size of SSD matters: more channels
improved design and firmware
if you do buy CallDigit 6G or a system with SATA3
Currently Being ModeratedApr 22, 2012 9:46 AM (in response to john from palm harbor)
Thanks for your response.
I was thinking of upgrading my mac pro Serial Nr. CK******UPZ like "palm harbor" above . Not using the SSD as an external drive but as an internal drive with OSX 10.6.8 sytem on it and my user accounts on an other regular HD in the second bay.
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Currently Being ModeratedApr 22, 2012 9:36 AM (in response to Christophe Smith)
pls never post ser no
So just get a top tier 240GB if you can afford it.
You can leave your home folder but relocate your data and media files - the "home folder library" gets a lot of I/O and therefore benefiits from being on SSD. Think of all the junk files web browsers deposit or that the system is reading from there constantly, literally.
I don't see a real price difference. I do see larger models with 16 channels vs 8.
And who is manufacturing 18 month old technology still? really?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 22, 2012 9:34 AM (in response to Christophe Smith)
Not really because the Mac Pro only supports 3.0 Gb/s drives. Although 6G drives will probably work they will only work at 3G speed, so why spend the extra money?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 22, 2012 12:19 PM (in response to Kappy)
Thank you for the information that is what I thought a 6G SSD would run as a 3G on my model.
Sorry I did not know that about the S # .
I have the two 3.0GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon processors version of this mac pro:
It has four accounts on it, mine and 3 children's.
So if I understand correctly I would leave my home folder and theirs on the SSD drive and relocate everyone's
media and data files on a normal HD in bay 2 ?