8 core 2TB limit ??? wasnt 4TB ??

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by goncaloproenca, Aug 16, 2008.

  1. goncaloproenca macrumors newbie

    Aug 16, 2008
    Hi there,

    Im close on buying a MacPro 8 core : the 2.8, on the apple store UK.

    link is :


    The thing is , I thought this was latest generation ( 8 core, that is 2 x 4 cores ) and these babies could run up to 4TB in storage ( 1TB per bay x 4 ) instead of the 2.66 quad cores which had a max of 2TB storage ( 500mb x4 )

    The problem is it says on the ad that the max of storage is 2TB ( 500mb per bay x 4 ). Is it a type or real ? Is this a model that I dont know ? ( I used Powerbooks / Imacs, going to be my first MacPRO ) I wanted to buy a couple of 1TB Black Caviar drives for it, but which is the limit ?

  2. mward333 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 24, 2004
    Hello there--I've got 4 TB of disks in my Mac Pro (see my sig). I bought 4 of the 1 TB Seagate drives, and I think that they are very reliable, and they are extremely quiet. I'm a very satisfied customer. They were easy to install. Buy them and enjoy, if you have a need for such large disks! :) I do statistics research (I'm a professor), and I routinely process 100 GB of data at once, so having large disks is crucial for my research.
  3. Umbongo macrumors 601


    Sep 14, 2006
    It's just an error. There are no artificial limits and you can put any SATA drive in.
  4. Mackilroy macrumors 68040


    Jun 29, 2006
    The 2.66 GHz Mac Pros can utilize just as much storage as the new machines. If the max on each bay were 500 GB neither of my 750 GB drives would work. :)

    When the 1.5 TB drives come out later you can pop four of those in for 6 TB of storage.
  5. Firefly2002 macrumors 65816

    Jan 9, 2008
    You can have 400 TB in there.... just as soon as they come out with 100 TB drives :)
  6. supercooled macrumors 6502a

    Sep 6, 2007
    May I ask what it is you're researching? 100GB data sounds like you're studying the latest Hubble images.
  7. Firefly2002 macrumors 65816

    Jan 9, 2008
    Wow... I didn't even notice that. 100 GB will be a staggering amount to process even in ten years, I'd wager...

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