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Old 05-27-2020, 03:09 AM
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You want to get a more expensive switching type card, because 2012 Mac Pro only has PCI-express 2.0 which means you will not get full speed out of the PCIe 3.0 SSD unless your adapter card combines several 2.0 lanes to fewer 3.0 lanes
Doesn't that depend on what specific ssd you're using? Samsung 850/860 types don't need the card you're talking about. NVME types need that card for full speed.
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What's the point in PCI-e adapter card if you don't go for full speed NVMe storage? Wasn't the original question how to enhance performance
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Old 05-27-2020, 04:35 AM
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The OP specifically mentioned CPU-hogging Acustica plugins, for those your priority should be to upgrade the CPU(s) and then RAM....
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Sure.. as it is already 5,1 swapping processors is pretty easy
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What's the point in PCI-e adapter card if you don't go for full speed NVMe storage? Wasn't the original question how to enhance performance
The point is expense. OP didn't say how much he was willing to spend or if he wanted to use stuff he already had. It's one thing to spec high end parts with their concomitant price or running on a budget is something else. For me I don't need full-out speed. Not everyone does.
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regarding SSD speeds:

I had a MP 2008 3.1, w/SSD and spinners in the drive bays. I bought a relatively cheap Sonnet PCIe adapter and two OWC Extreme Pro 6G SSD to put on it. One for OS/apps, and one for sessions.

The difference was amazing; fast booting, launching of apps, opening sessions, loading plugins. Even UI windows and such was snappier.

I mesured the read/write speeds to appx. 500mb/s. I know you can get much faster, but that did A LOT for my old mac pro.

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regarding SSD speeds:

I had a MP 2008 3.1, w/SSD and spinners in the drive bays. I bought a relatively cheap Sonnet PCIe adapter and two OWC Extreme Pro 6G SSD to put on it. One for OS/apps, and one for sessions.

The difference was amazing; fast booting, launching of apps, opening sessions, loading plugins. Even UI windows and such was snappier.

I mesured the read/write speeds to appx. 500mb/s. I know you can get much faster, but that did A LOT for my old mac pro.

Just sayin'.
And it didn't cost much either.
That's about the speeds I'm getting with my Samsungs 850 & 860 on OWC Accelsior pcie cards. One is my system drive and the other for samples. Like you said - speed on a budget.
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The OP specifically mentioned CPU-hogging Acustica plugins, for those your priority should be to upgrade the CPU(s) and then RAM....
+1 for CPU.
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You want to get a more expensive switching type card, because 2012 Mac Pro only has PCI-express 2.0 which means you will not get full speed out of the PCIe 3.0 SSD unless your adapter card combines several 2.0 lanes to fewer 3.0 lanes
any model please? so I can understand better the technical aspects?

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Some threads about it in this forum, just search..
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