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Recommendations for SSDs to replace my spinners

Postby Gone To Lunch » Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:53 am

What is the best upgrade path to replace my aging spinners with SSD ?

I am using a Mac Pro 5.1, 10.13.6, currently has 4 x 500 GB spinners
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Re: Recommendations for SSDs to replace my spinners

Postby Blott » Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:45 pm

My Mac Pro 5,1 has 4 SSD's, two 4TB & two 2TB.

These are the two SSD's I've used without issue the last 12 months or so...

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07KSJDDZY/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B078C515QL/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I used this to convert the HD trays to accept the SSDs...
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00UN550AC/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

They are MUCH better than 7200rpm spinning disk hard drives and my Mac Pro feels very responsive and continues to be as reliable as ever.

I've also a PCIe to SATA card which holds two more SSD's (which currently has the two 1TB SSD's that I had before I upgraded) and this appears to work well too...
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07L69DDS8/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Ultimately I believe any make of SSD will show a marked increase in performance over their spinning disk contemporaries.

Hope this helps. :)
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