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So, what's the current situation with PCI based SSD storage and Hackintoshes:

 

Will it work as a boot drive for OS X? Can I use such a drive also for dualbooting windows?

 

Just looking at the Revo Drive X3 and think it would be really really nice to have such a beast working in my upcoming Hackintosh ;)

 



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in THEORY, as long as hackintosh has the kexts for the disk drive controller on board the PCIe SSD it should be usable.



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Waste of a PCIe Slot. Your better off buying a Rocket Raid SAS card (8 SATA III ports with breakout cables) and doing a Real RAID setup with SSD's while adding more SATA ports to your system at the same time. 



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Hey Rampagedev,

 

I already decided to go without RAID on the SSDs, also saw reviews where the advantage of a RAID SSD setup is really huuuge in synthetical benchmarks, but not so huge in real life performance. But still got some remaining question about storage, though, see also my other post: http://www.insanelym...-3#entry1956039



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A PCIe flash SSD is just a hardwired RAID SSD. Thats all they really are. From my real world tests a RAID of 2 SSD's is great after that you get little gains due to poor Application programing (other then some apps like ones from BlackMagic for example).

 

If you do go the PCIe SSD get the one from OWC. Works great under mac and a lot more stable then the POS that the Revo drive is. 







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