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Mac Pro (5,1) Owners, Name Your Cards (PCIe)
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: April 08, 2019 08:59PM
Curious to know what other MP 5,1 owners have added in PCIe cards other than graphics.
Currently using:
APRICORN VEL-SOLO-X2 PCIe SATAIII SSD card (1TB on-board & 4TB HDD in OpBay)
Inateck KT4006 2-port USB 3.0 (might be due for replacement to newer model)

On Sierra 10.12.6 (16G1815).



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Re: Mac Pro (5,1) Owners, Name Your Cards (PCIe)
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: April 08, 2019 09:04PM
I have:
OWC card that has an SD drive on it
Radeon 5770
USB 3 card



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Re: Mac Pro (5,1) Owners, Name Your Cards (PCIe)
Posted by: MacArtist
Date: April 08, 2019 09:10PM
In my Mac Pro 5,1 I have the following:

OWC Accelsior e2 PCIe SSD 960GB
USB 3.0 PCIe
Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX580 8GB PCIe video card

32 GB RAM running OS X Mojave. System is working very good.

If Apple comes through with a new, easily upgradeable Mac Pro...I’ll buy it.



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Re: Mac Pro (5,1) Owners, Name Your Cards (PCIe)
Posted by: Buzz
Date: April 08, 2019 09:57PM
Mac Pro (5,1) Owners, Name Your Cards (PCIe)

Fred
Wilma
Barney
Betty

in the 6 pack, and

Bamm-Bamm
Pebbles
Dino
Hoppy

in the 12 pack.

Because those damn towers are from the Stone Age....

Time for a new tower, AAPL ! ! !
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Re: Mac Pro (5,1) Owners, Name Your Cards (PCIe)
Posted by: Spiff
Date: April 08, 2019 10:47PM
Flashed Radeon 7950 card.
USB 2 ports (That's old. Need to get some new blood in there)

Thats it. Thought about the PCIe SSD, haven't pulled the trigger yet. Need cash first
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Re: Mac Pro (5,1) Owners, Name Your Cards (PCIe)
Posted by: jdc
Date: April 09, 2019 12:06AM
Sorry the last Mac I put cards into was a 9600/350.

USB 1 = mice
Proformance III video (16 MB of VRAM!) = second 17" monitor
ultra SCSI = for the Jaz and orb drives
IDE card = 27 GB Maxtor, then 40 GB Maxtor, cause it was smokin fast.

New macpoop wont have any PCIe slots, so wont have to worry about it.



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Re: Mac Pro (5,1) Owners, Name Your Cards (PCIe)
Posted by: rz
Date: April 09, 2019 08:49AM
I have the OWC Accelsior card, and a USB 3 card (can't remember which one, and I'm not home right now). Running an un-flashed 7950 as the video card. I've toyed with the idea of adding a card to allow using an NVMe SSD, and perhaps a USB-C card, but I don;t really need either of those.
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Re: Mac Pro (5,1) Owners, Name Your Cards (PCIe)
Posted by: tahoedrew
Date: April 09, 2019 12:53PM
My 2010 Mac Pro was an 8-core 5,1 that's been upgraded to a 2.93GHz 12-core machine. Until last year, it was more powerful than almost anything you could buy from Apple (and it has more headroom if upgraded to the 6-core 3.33 GHz processors). I'll continue to eek every bit of performance from this machine for at least another year.

My current setup and some planned upgrades:

Slot 4 - USB 3.0 card (but I'd like to upgrade to the Thunderbolt card ID'd in this article: [www.pro-tools-expert.com])
Slot 3 - PCIE adapter for 128GB Apple SSD from my MBA (for Adobe scratch disk, the PCIE card is generic and acquired for maybe $25 but does the same thing as this one from OWC)
Slot 2 - m.2 SSD and SATA controller card with a 500GB WD Blue 3D m.2 SSD to run Mojave and the SATA III ports connect to two 2.5" SSDs in the lower optical drive bay (eventually I'll add another WD Blue 3D m.2 SSD and RAID both for my boot drive)
Slot 1 - NVIDIA GeForce 970 (moving to a Radeon Nitro+ RX570 this weekend for Mojave compatibility)

~A
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Re: Mac Pro (5,1) Owners, Name Your Cards (PCIe)
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: April 09, 2019 05:51PM
Two Sonnet USB 3/FW800 cards at the moment. One will be pulled when I work out where to plug in a powered USB3 hub. I have a card for an SSD that will probably go in there when I feel like tinkering.

Flashed Radeon R9 280 graphics card.



My life goes smoothly and in regular intervals
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Re: Mac Pro (5,1) Owners, Name Your Cards (PCIe)
Posted by: AllGold
Date: April 11, 2019 11:55PM
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rz
I have the OWC Accelsior card, and a USB 3 card (can't remember which one, and I'm not home right now).

Same here, except I bought the USB 3 card a long time ago and never installed it. I was afraid the machine would have sleep problems and I can get by with USB 2. Damn, I'm lame. old fogey smiley



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