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Wine for Android is in the works.
It still will not run LR tho. No Wine runs LR AFAIK.
That's some impressive speeds displayed in your chart. Are you plugging these drives straight into the mother board or do they need to go to an adaptor or a bridge (occupying a PCI-e slot)? Also, how loud are they? I've dealt with drives that sound like jets preparing for takeoff.
Four are plugged in directly to the MB headers and two are mounded under the DVD/CD drive up top. For those two I'm using the two undocumented SATA connectors on the MB and getting power to them by spitting it out from the DVD/CD power connector.
On the noise; the seagate site will have the specs in db so you will know exactly but I can't hear them at all after they spin up. During spin-up which lasts about 1.5 seconds, I hear a low db ramped whining sound, a couple of head-seeks, and then nothing - even with the fans set to Apple default, still nothing. Accessing the drives after that I can't hear anything either. I mean I can't hear the head seeks during heavy access - only at start-up. I suppose if I pressed my ear to the box I could, haven't tried it. And I guess if there were some fragments where the drive had to rapidly seek back and forth between the inner-most and outer-most cylinders then I'd hear it too - not sure tho.
Second question. Can the mSATA devices mentioned above be made to work in a MacPro?
Sure, just place them in that adapter, place the adapter in the sled, and plug it in. Check the dimensions on the manufacturers site to make sure before buying but I think it's all standard these days. In the worst case you might need to add those little extender screws - like some cases use as motherboard spacers.
To the OP, haven't build a box in some time as I'm taking the approach of buying older machines and bumping them up. It actually comes out - for me - cheaper particularly if I count my time as having any value.
I echo the words of others, get the best power supply and case you can. Back when I still supported Windows owners I can tell you how many times it was the PS that took the machine down.
The PSU int he 2006 and 2008 Mac Pro is somewhere between 1,200 and 1,400 watts BTW - depending on batch I think. I don't remember exactly the efficiency in mine but it's something ridiculous like 98% or something.
BTW, you want to get at least the 2008 model. The 2006 models while better in some ways, have 32bit EFI on board and the highest OS available therefore is 10.7.5.... no 10.8. I think if you install Windows on it then that's not relevant tho - I forget.
I think both the 2008 and the 2006 can accept 128GB of RAM by using 16GB DIMMs. The most I've seen tested however, is 64GB using 8GB modules. And of course Apple says they are limited to just the upgrade kits they sell which is 16GB using 2GB modules -