Apple Building 2TB Solid State Drives for Next Mac Pro Release?

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    Apple may be developing a two terabyte solid state drive for inclusion in the next Mac Pro according to an unconfirmed report by Bright Side Of News.

    Apple has said a new Mac Pro should arrive sometime in 2013, though it's unknown exactly when Intel's new processors will arrive, leaving the actual launch timeframe somewhat in question. Intel's next-generation Xeon chips are expected to arrive in late 2013.

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    The site notes that if the new Mac Pro has a design similar to the current model, it would be capable of holding 8TB of solid state storage per workstation.

    Article Link: Apple Building 2TB Solid State Drives for Next Mac Pro Release?
     
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    Leave that for third party developement, Just release the Macpro
     
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    Sounds great, just have to sell your house to afford it...
     
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    Any mac pro news to me is good news. But 2TB SSD's in the new mac pro sounds awesome.

    This just got interesting!
     
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    It's probably just a 2TB fusion drive, maybe with a 512gb SSD as the flash part.

    A 2TB SSD at apples prices would be like....$5,000
     
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    Jeez. If you apply the Law of Apple pricing, then that SSD alone will probably be about $2,500 - $3,000! :eek: :eek: :eek:
     
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    I believe it is an understatement to say that such a thing would cost an absolute ton of cash.
     
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    My god they better get that price down. The pro is already expensive and add an ssd the thing would cost as much as a car!

    Love to see some Mac news especially Mac Pro news :)!
     
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    i'd rather see a more affordable core i-7 class mac pro option
     
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    Really?

    So your telling us that 4 x 2 = 8 ? Wow that's just plain genius............ Thanks for clearing that up.... ;)
     
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    But all I care about is, will it be thin at the edge?
     
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    My guess would be somewhere between $2,000-3,000, since it will be using larger form factor and Apple charges $500-750 for 500GB flash storage depending on the Mac.

    Having said that, I would be much more interested in cheaper Mac Pro using non Xeon CPU with Fusion drive option.
     
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    I tried upgrading an old MBP to an OWC solid state, and firmware issues, garbage collection, or something kept making the machine crash. This was after they had supposedly fixed the problem with firmware. I returned it and waited...

    I now have a rMBP with an apple SSD installed, and have 0 issues. 3rd party may sound good on paper, but often causes tons of headaches.

    I hope they sell the bare drive so I can throw it in a thunderbolt enclosure for some sweet performance with my MBP. I hate waiting for drives to spin up, and hate wasting heat and energy keeping them spinning.
     
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    What's going to be the add on price? Equivalent to the rip off Apple RAM is?
     
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    I'll skip the 2 tb SSD and hope for

    USB 3
    Thunderbolt (at least 2)
    Ease to put in a SATA DVD/BD unit

    My wish list that wont happen -
    Smaller footprint
    slight drop in price
    third party "slot" units to go where disc drive in front go so that an SSD can be 'inserted' or some other 2.5 drive.
    updated graphics cards that are not last generation etc.
     
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    Please stop questioning the intelligence of others.

    You're not in a position to do so.
     
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