5th November 2014 | ReviewsUltimate Flash Storage Performance from Create Pro: Faster than 6,1 StorageAt Create Pro we constantly strive to provide our clients with the best possible components for their Mac Pro 5,1 systems. This obviously extends to storage, and today we’re going to introduce you to our flagship option. For us Flash Storage is the only choice for those who require ultimate performance, whether you are rendering video or mixing down audio, flash is by far the best performer. We chose to use Samsung XP941 blades in PCI-E adaptor mounts as to us this is the best option available. The benefits of Flash Storage are clear, incredible read and write speeds, and more recently impressive capacity too. As you can see below in our AJA System Test screenshots the speeds are frankly ridiculous. With 2 x 512GB blades in a RAID 0 configuration, occupying two separate PCI-E slots, read speeds of 2200MB/s and write speeds of 1950MB/s can be achieved. Considering the write speed of the 2014 iMac Retina Flash Storage is around 730MB/s, these figures are nothing short of outstanding. Without a RAID configuration speeds of 1150MB/s can still be reached on a 512GB blade, with the 256GB blade reaching 1100MB/s. If you’re serious about speed then Flash Storage is something you can’t afford to be without. These Samsung XP941 blades will rip through logic projects, Final Cut Pro rendering tasks, huge Photoshop files and everything else in between. To equip one of our systems with Samsung XP941 Flash Storage visit our ‘Configure Your Mac Pro’ page.