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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Nowhere 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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