Apricorn velocity solo x1 ssd upgrade kit for mac pro
Such drives bump up against the 6-gbps limit of that bus, while the older second-generation SATA interface maxes out at just 3 gbps. Apricorn's Velocity x2 should remove that roadblock for you.
It has a great feature set, but it predates third-generation, 6-gbps SATA. The only way to upgrade such a beast is via a PCIe adapter card with a SATA 6-gbps interface, of which the market has plenty to choose from. I tried installing one of those a couple of years ago, but it gave me blue screens.
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I tried both and you get nice boost from each, with the x2 adding about another MBps of throughput. The Velocity X1 wrote at around MBps. Since each PCIe 2.
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Hands-on: The Velocity Solo offers an easy upgrade to SATA 3.0
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