The easiest way to add the speed of Solid State and SATA III to your desktop

Velocity Solo x2 - Extreme Performance SSD Upgrade Kit for Desktop PCs and MacPro®

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Description

Accelerate your Desktop - Add the Speed of Solid State and SATA III to your Desktop PC or Mac Pro®
Upgrade your system to the latest SATA III interface (6Gbs) and add a high speed SSD to boost the performance to the max.
Take your desktop PC or Mac Pro to the extreme with the Velocity Solo x2. Simple to install and with PCIe 2.0 data transfer speeds up to 550 MB/sec with a single SSD and up to 800 MB/sec when configured with two drives*, the Velocity Solo x2 enables you to experience the blazing speed of an SSD in your desktop via a super fast SATA III connection. The Velocity Solo x2 utilizes a Marvel 9182 chipset and is bootable in both PC and Mac systems.

Takes just minutes to install

The Velocity Solo x2 takes just minutes to install. Simply connect your Solid State Drive to the Velocity Solo and slide the card into an available PCIe x2 slot (or larger) in your desktop. Once installed, transfer your OS and applications from your desktop hard drive to your new SSD using Apricorn’s EZ Gig cloning software for PC systems, or for the Mac Pro use Apple's built-in Disk Utility. For additional capacity, the Velocity Solo also provides an additional SATA III data connection that can be used to connect to another SSD or hard drive.

Ideal for High Performance Applications and Improving Gaming Performance

Running your OS and applications on an SSD provides a measureable performance increase, but the Velocity Solo is also the perfect upgrade for improving gaming performance.

SSDs Improve Game Performance - As games become too large for their assets to be fully cached on modern graphics cards and main memory, the addition of an SSD for faster disk access during game play results in less in-game pauses and a smoother playing experience. Games are also faster to load and save when using an SSD.

Boot in an instant, open applications in a flash, slash save and import times

Velocity Solo x1 performance

Velocity Solo fits PCIe 2.0 x2 slots and larger

Velocity Solo X2 compatibility

Comparison of Velocity Solo X1 and Velocity Solo X2

SpecsVelocity Solo X1Velocity Solo X2
SATA Controller ChipsetAsmedia 1061Marvel 9182
Read/Write Performance400/400 MBs550/550 MBs - Single drive
800/800 MBs - Two drives (RAID 0)
Max PerformancePCIe x1 interfaceSATA 3 interface - Single drive
PCIe x2 interface - Two drives
Bootable OS SupportWindows Vista, 7, 8
Mac OSX 10.5.8 and later
Drivers required for Windows XP
* Linux
Windows Vista, 7, 8
Mac OSX 10.5.8 and later
Drivers required for Windows XP
* Linux
32bit / 64bit32/64 Windows
32/64 Mac
32/64 Windows
64 Mac
Bootable Mac Pro supportMac Pro Models 1,1 2,1 3,1 4,1 5,1Mac Pro Models 3,1 4,1 5,1

* Check your Linux Kernel for support of the SATA Controller Chipset on the Velocity Solo

Blending Performance and Capacity – Apricorn’s EZ Gig Cloning Software with Data Select makes it easy

The Solo is bundled with Apricorn’s EZ Gig Cloning software with Data Select. Data Select provides a simple method to deselect data folders from the cloning process which is helpful when migrating from a large HDD to a smaller SSD and perfect for creating a Boot Disk. This gives you the option to run your OS and applications from a fast, smaller SSD boot drive, while keeping your documents and media files on your original hard drive.

EZ Gig enables you to clone your hard drive in just three simple steps



Step 1
Select your Source drive

This is your computer’s internal drive and is denoted by the prefix IDE




Step 2
Select your Destination drive

This is your SSD connected to your computer by Apricorn’s Velocity Solo


Optional
Data Select tool

Select any folders you wish to exclude from the clone, such as photos, videos, music or documents. This is helpful when migrating from a large HDD to a smaller SSD or when creating a Boot Disk.




Step 3
Press the "Start Clone" button

EZ Gig will clone everything (with the exception of any folders your deselected) to the SSD drive on the Velocity Solo. It really is that simple


* Many things influence SSD performance, including the testing application, operating system, background process, anti-virus applications, etc. For a more comprehensive list of things effecting SSD performance read this article from TheSSDReview.
http://thessdreview.com/ssd-guides/optimization-guides/the-ssd-optimization-guide-2/

Specifications

Data Transfer Rate 550 Read / 550 Write (max) when used with one SSD | Up to 800 MB Read when configured with two SSDs
Interface PCIe 2.0 x2 with two SATA III (6Gbps)
Dimensions Fits Standard Desktop PC Systems and Mac Pro (full size PCI card)
Warranty 3 Year Limited Warranty
System Requirements DESKTOP PC
Full size desktop system with PCIe x2 card slot or larger (usual installations will use a x4 slot or larger)
For optimal speeds use with PCIe 2.0 slot or higher

Velocity Solo X2 Windows XP Driver Download
Click to Download Driver
Type: Zipped File | Size: 1.2 MB
For driver installation instructions click on the FAQs tab.

MAC PRO
The Velocity Solo x2 will function in all Mac Pro models, but will only boot in EFI64 machines which are the last 3 models known as Mac Pro 3,1 4,1 and 5,1 Your Mac model can be found by doing an "About This Mac", and then "More Info". The first two models known as Mac Pro1,1 and 2,1 are EFI32 so won't boot from the Velocity Solo x2, but will function as high performance storage.

Documents

Velocity Solo x2 Datasheet
(Size: 852684 KB)

Velocity Solo x2 QSG
(Size: 918305 KB)

apricorn end user agreement
(Size: 109 KB)