After working some months with my upgrade Apple Mac Pro Workstation from Stage XXVIII: Workstation 5K it was time to upgrade again….
I really love that machine, working with the two 5K displays and the 10GbE Thunderbolt connection is superb, but….. You know me…. There are some tuning options available:
I ordered the machine in the past with the 8 Core 3,00GHz CPU, so what option are on the CPU side:
12 Core 2,7GHz or 6 Core 3,70GHz?
More Cores for Multi-Tasking or more Power for Single Threads?
I chose the Power Option with 6 Cores and 3,70 GHz
The Upgrade was not so easy, I had to rip the whole thing to get to the CPU.
Before placing everything back in, I decided to upgrade the memory as well….
32GB before, now 64GB
After the succesful startup I checked the next tuning option: Local Storage
The factory installed SSD with 512GB Capacity was attached only via SAS, not NVMe…. Time to change that
I searched the internet for a good local storage replacement and I found the Amfeltec SSD Carrier!
It is basically a carrier board for 2 x M.2 SSDs including NVMe devices and the factory installed SSD. I searched again some forums and found out, that it is possible to install 3 x M.2 NVMe SSDs with an additional adapter. Let’s do it!!!
I bought 3 x 2TB NVMe SSDs, Intel 660p Series with these Specs:
The performance of my Mac Pro Workstation is absolutely amazing! I love working on that machine every single day.
Check out my next HomeLab/HomeDC journey Stage XXXIII: NSX-T