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    SSD for MacPro - recommendations please ?
    I have a dual core 2.66GHz Mac Pro that I am looking to spend some on some upgrades for. I have bought 8G of RAM from Crucial and will get a 2TB SATA when prices fall a little but at the moment I am looking to add a SATA SSD for boot and apps and am looking for some pointers and recommendations ?

    I am running Lion

    Thanks for any thoughts from others who have been this way before ?

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    Have found the most reliable to be Mercury Extreme from OWC and Kingston. The size depends entirely on how much you can afford to spend. With a little effort have found a 64GB will handle OS and applications, although a 128GB allows a little more leeway. SSD's will make a huge difference to your Mac Pro.

    If you have a 1.1 Mac Pro and do not intend updating, get the 3GBps SATA II model as a SATA III will still connect at 3GBps and not 6GBps.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    Thanks...so something like:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/120GB-OWC-Me...4587339&sr=1-3

    ?

    I will need an Icy Dock convertor as well I think ?

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    At 200 not likely.

    Buy it direct from OWC for $180 odd, about what 100? OWC is the only way to shop for us outside US. Service to here in Australia is first class, delivery within 7 days. And yes an Icey or some other dock is the way to go. Buy mine from a Hong Kong dealer at about 8, quarter the price of local dealers. OWC have them. One tip if you use the Icey Dock ~ make sure the drive is seated very firmly inside the case.


    OWC Mercury Extreme Pro Solid State Drive (SSD) Solutions - High Performance, Reliability, and Endurance

    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/IcyDock/MB882SP1S2B/
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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