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  1. Hi guys! I have an Early 2008 Mac Pro 3,1 that CHEWS up drives and spits them out!! This box is a MONSTER... 2 x 3.2ghz Xeons, 24 Gig of Ram, Apple RAID Card... It has had ALL manner of SAS and SATA drives in it. If you have the Apple Raid Card, it will utilize SAS drives. Originally, it had 2 Seagate Cheetah 15,000 RPM drives, but they melted. Anyway, here is the thing... The Specs from Apple call for SATA or SAS drives with 16 MB of cache. Here is the Question.... Can I use current SATA II or III drives or SAS drives with HIGHER than 16 MB Cache, like 32 or 64 MB? The Seagate Cheetah 15,000 RPM SAS drives were Enterprise Rated, so in that vein, I am kinda drawn towards the Western Digital 4TB DataCenter Capacity hard Drive, 7200 RPM SATA 6Gb/s 64 MB cache. Will this work? Thank you in advance for any input. Feel free to be as descriptive as you like as to why or why these will or won't work in my machine.
  2. Jus to give you some background info: My Configuration: Core i7 920, Asus Rampage Extreme II, 6 GB G.Skill DDR3 1600 RAM, Kingstone HyperX 240 GB SSD My motherboard only supports SATA II connections. I purchased Kingstone HyperX SSD a few months ago. This drive is rated at around 500MB/s R/W I was only getting speeds around 260 MB/s R/W through my mortherborads SATA II connection Was looking for a controller card which was bootable, and could provide better speeds close to a SATA III connections So after some research and playing around with a few controller cards, I finally purchased a SATA III controller card which is working like a charm for me ! Here is where I purchased this card: http://dx.com/p/2-po...sion-card-91095 It is only $15 dollars ! It is bootable, only adds a few seconds to the boot time and my SSD drive now hits 380MB/s at read and 350MB/s at write (way better than 260 MB/s R/W on a SATA II). Here is some benchmarks I ran: I am curious to hear your opinion since many of the users purchasing a controller card to get better speed did not get what they where looking for.