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Angelbird Wings modular SSD... has anyone tried this?

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October 7, 2011 5:26:16 PM


http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/angelbird-ssd-raid-pcie-s...

I'm thinking to buy it... has anyone tried yet?

I'd like to dual boot Win7 and OSX on this - machine intended for video editing/post production

would like to hear your advices
a c 260 G Storage
October 7, 2011 7:09:11 PM

Yesterday morning Tom's Hardware published a review of four RAID Controllers that you might find interesting:

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/sas-6gb-raid-controller,r...

In the meantime, the new PCI-e 3.0 standard was officially adopted last year. The implications are enormous. Motherboard manufacturers ASRock, Asus, and MSI have already announced new motherboards with PCI-e 3.0 support. AMD and nVidia are working on new PCI-e 3.0 graphics cards. Several ssd manufacturers have also announced their support for the new standard. I have not seen any announcements but I expect to see new RAID cards too.
October 7, 2011 7:17:33 PM

ok thanks, but I need something now :)  can't wait forever... otherwise I'd rather wait for PCIe 4.0.. oh maybe better wait to PCIe 5.0

just kidding, but really I need something I can use to build a system now

that Wings card seemed attractive enough... furthermore I work on a PC but also with a Mac Pro, and this device seem to fit both

I'd be even considering to buy two cards; I'm wondering though, should I use their SSD or use other brands

cheers
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October 7, 2011 7:52:55 PM

They only give a 2 year warranty for European customers, 1 year for everyone else.
Not a chance in hell I would give a new company that originally focused on a distro of Linux a shot in the hardware market with such a bad warranty
October 7, 2011 8:43:07 PM

I reckon they announced the card in 2010 when the distro wasnt even available
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October 7, 2011 9:33:34 PM

Does your motherboard support solid state drives in a RAID configuration? If it does, then you may not require a RAID card.
October 7, 2011 9:46:56 PM

technically yes, but I was looking at something to fit the Mac Pro as well - anyway this solution seemed to me far more compact and practical
October 28, 2011 5:35:34 PM

I got it into my macpro and works just fine and can recommend it.
January 10, 2012 8:47:08 PM

Gaslight said:
I'm thinking to buy it... has anyone tried yet?


Just installed the lite version in Mac Pro, easy setup, temporarily using it with 4 x 64GB M4, will probably move to SF SSD's later.
Great way to get a fast scratch disk for projects with minimal hassles, multiple OS booting is the icing on the cake if you need that too :-)
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