There’s only so much preparation that can be done before a major operating system release. It seems inevitable to avoid every hiccup.
Fortunately, many manufacturers of products have already issued compatibility statements, driver updates and workarounds for many of the products we carry. For those that haven’t, OWC has been (and will continue to be) testing the products we carry and compiling our findings into our handy “Updating to OS X 10.7 Lion: OWC’s Compatibility and Transition Guide.” If you are experiencing any issues with your hardware, we suggest checking there first. Article Continues…
We all know that, when installed individually, the OWC Mercury Extreme SSDs are amazingly fast. Want to make them faster? Try putting them in a RAID 0 via a SeriTek/2ME4-E.
Use this card (or a pair of them), a few Mercury Extreme SSDs, and a couple of OWC Mercury Elite-AL Dual Bay Raid-Ready Enclosure Kits equipped with a few Multi-Mounts with your Mac Pro, and you’ve got a recipe for some fast data access!
But it doesn’t stop there – FirmTek just released an update to the 2ME4-E drivers which, in some configurations (like a 4 drive RAID 0 using 2 cards), can allow for transfer speeds up to 997 MB/s.
If you’re going to install (or already have installed) this card in your Mac Pro, by all means, make sure you install this new driver for the best performance. After you take a look the speeds shown at FirmTek’s new performance results page, you’ll be definitely want to visit their Downloads page to get the latest update.