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APRICORN VEL-SOLO-X1 Performance SSD Upgrade Kit for Desktop PCs and MacPro

  • Upgrade your desktop system to an high speed SSD with the latest SATA III interface (6Gbs)
  • Uses a single PCIe 2.0 x1 slot for data transfer speeds of up to 400 MB/sec
  • 2.5" SSD connects via SATA III
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Learn more about the Apricorn VEL-SOLO-X1

Model

Brand
APRICORN
Model
VEL-SOLO-X1

Spec

Type
PCI Express to SATA Card
Specifications
Upgrade your desktop system to an high speed SSD with the latest SATA III interface (6Gbs)

Uses a single PCIe 2.0 x1 slot for data transfer speeds of up to 400 MB/sec

2.5" SSD connects via SATA III interface

Additional Auxiliary SATA III connector for expansion to another drive

Features

Features
Compatible with 2.5" SATA III and SATA II SSDs and hard drives

Uses a single PCIe 2.0 x1 slot for data transfer speeds of up to 400 MB/sec

Auxiliary SATA III port for additional expansion to any hard drive or SSD

Ideal for use as a boot disk or scratch disk

Includes Apricorn's EZ Gig Cloning Software with Data Select

Macs clone using Apple's Built-in Disk Utility

TRIM Compatible and can access capacities in excess of 2.2TB

Fits Standard Desktop Systems (not compatible with low profile systems)

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Ryan M.
  • 10/11/2014 12:14:00 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome piece of hardware!

Pros: Firstly, this isn't just for SSDs. I mounted a standard 2.5" HDD on this and it works flawlessly on the first try. Also, big plus for including all the screws too. No extra power is needed for the board mounted HDD since it pulls right from the PCIe slot.

Cons: Expensive.

Other Thoughts: This is a great piece of hardware to add another hard drive to your system if you've got no place to put it. The drive mounts right on the PCIe board AND you get an additional SATA port as well. Compatible with both SSDs and conventional HDDs. Speed is great. Installed quickly. Was detected by Windows on first boot and didn't have to do anything but format the drive.

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  • Andrew A.
  • 1/31/2014 10:36:16 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Product

Pros: Very easy to install. Let's me keep using my old SATA II board and get the most out of newer SSD's. No issues.

Cons: It's not miracle tech. Won't make SATA III faster or outpace a PCIE-Based drive.

Other Thoughts: Mine houses a Samsung 840 Pro series 256GB SSD, and is mounted to the original Asus Rampage Formula MB. Fantastic upgrade from the old RAID 0 of 74GB WD Raptors I had been using since 2005.

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  • Franklyn W.
  • 12/19/2013 6:22:32 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMacPro 1.1

Pros: Works as advertised

Cons: none yet

Other Thoughts: Installed a 240GB Sandisk SSD on the card and installed in my 2.66 MacPro 1.1, 9GB RAM, My computer screams, I haven't done actual speed tests to determine exact speeds but it is so much faster it's hard to believe without seeing. Photoshop opens in about 1.5 seconds, running extreme task heavy applications in XP via VMWare is mind blowing fast. I was hoping to breathe some new life into this old boat and what I got was a new computer good for another few years. Too bad I can't upgrade the OS!!!

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  • Mr. H.
  • 10/5/2012 11:43:42 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggsNowhere near 400 MB/s

Pros: Its is PCIe = higher throughput than SATA. Speeds are dependent on what lane you insert the card. 16x lane worked the best. SSD Corsair Force 3 sata III. Original r/w were 180 MB/s - 200 MB/s.....with the card: 209 MB/s - 205

Cons: Nowhere near as advertised on a Mac Pro system.

Other Thoughts: I did not purchase this card to get Sata III speed on a Sata II system. I just needed to add a 5th internal drive to my system. I am currently running two of the same ssd's in Raid 0 and getting 423 MB/s - 400 MB/s. My raid is bootable and everything has been very stable (knock on wood).

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