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Old 05-05-2020, 11:17 AM
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Default Re: Sonnet M.2 4x4 PCIe Card fan noise or OWC Accelsior

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Faster is always better :)

The sonnet description says “SSDs formatted in a RAID 0 configuration, the card is capable of 8,500 MB/s transfers.”

I’m considering the Sonnet too. Any user feedback would be great to hear.
I put an Accelsior 2 TB in my 7,1 12 core Mac Pro for projects. I wound up using OWC’s SoftRAID software to create a striped RAID 0 volume. It's getting about 4500 MB/s write speeds and about 4700 MB/s read speeds.
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Old 07-08-2020, 10:50 AM
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Can anyone using a Sonnet M.2 4x4 PCIe card in a 2019 Mac Pro 7.1 comment on how loud the fan gets?

Would be great to hear from anyone using one to stream Kontakt samples in Pro Tools.

I’m weighing the Sonnet card up against the OWC Accelsior 4M2 card which doesn’t have a fan but is only x8 lane as opposed to x16 lane on the Sonnet card.
and now... the SILENT model. New. Fanless. Perfect!

https://www.sonnettech.com/product/m.../overview.html

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Old 07-08-2020, 11:05 AM
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Wow, that looks sweet
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Old 07-08-2020, 02:16 PM
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and now... the SILENT model. New. Fanless. Perfect!

https://www.sonnettech.com/product/m.../overview.html

Annoying that was released just a few weeks after I finally got the old fan version!

Fortunately it’s very quite. Pretty much inaudible unless you put your head inches from the Mac.
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Old 07-08-2020, 02:18 PM
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Good luck for your purchase.

I am annoyed that I cannot seem to find an external enclosure that would have TB2 and PCIe 3.0 x16 which would be perfect, even as single slot. Apparently all they make now is TB3 with USB-C connector which is unusable for me.
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