Bit of fun: How much do YOU think Apple will charge for 4x512gb SSD?

How much additional will Apple charge for 4x512gb SSD CTO

  • $5,200 - $5,600 (1300-1500ea)

    Votes: 8 30.8%
  • $5,600 - $6,800 (1500-1700ea)

    Votes: 5 19.2%
  • $6,800 - $7,600 (1700-1900ea)

    Votes: 3 11.5%
  • $7,600 - $8,400 (1900-2100ea)

    Votes: 2 7.7%
  • > $8,400 (> 2100ea)

    Votes: 8 30.8%

  • Total voters
    26
  • Poll closed .

slughead

macrumors 68040
Original poster
Apr 28, 2004
3,104
236
With the new Mac Pro options still in the chinese labor camps waiting to be assembled and shipped, we're left to wonder a few details of these new machines.

Because of Apple's history of absolute highway robbery in CTO upgrades, I thought it'd be fun to speculate on how much they'll charge for four expensive hard drives.

Newegg is charging $5,628 ($1,400 each + shipping) for four kingston 512gb SSD, so I thought $1300-1500ea would be a good starting range.

EDIT: LOL can't edit poll options, I guess: 1500 x 4 is $6000, not 5600. Originally I was going to do a smaller margin. Fail.
 

CaoCao

macrumors 6502a
Jul 27, 2010
783
2
With the new Mac Pro options still in the chinese labor camps waiting to be assembled and shipped, we're left to wonder a few details of these new machines.

Because of Apple's history of absolute highway robbery in CTO upgrades, I thought it'd be fun to speculate on how much they'll charge for four expensive hard drives.

Newegg is charging $5,628 ($1,400 each incl shipping) for four kingston 512gb SSD, so I thought $1300-1500ea would be a good starting range.

EDIT: LOL can't edit poll options, I guess: 1500 x 4 is $6000, not 5600. Originally I was going to do a smaller margin. Fail.
I know how to make insane speed Mac Pro
replace both opticals with 4x2.5" 512GB SSDs and fill the hard drive slots with them, 12 total giving you RAID 0+1 with 3TB space :eek:
and a Kingston give up to 180MB/s write...
 

parish

macrumors 65816
Apr 14, 2009
1,082
1
Wilts., UK
Strangely, SSDs seem to be the one thing that Apple don't charge a premium for - at least not here in the UK.

For the MacBook Pro a 256GB SSD is +£520 - http://store.apple.com/uk/configure/MC024B/A?mco=MTc0Njg5ODI - and the retail price from Crucial is £515 - http://www.crucial.com/uk/store/listmodule/SSD/~2.5-inch Solid State Drive~/list.html

So the only extra Apple is charging is the cost of the stock 500GB 5400rpm disk that the SSD replaces.

(If you're comparing these with US prices, bear in mind that they already include VAT (Sales Tax) at 17.5%)
 

xgman

macrumors 601
Aug 6, 2007
4,870
669
How much better do you think these ssd's will be without a TRIM feature?
 
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