Maximum RAM and HDD for Mac Pro?

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  1. Morgan Stack macrumors member

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    Sup' yokes and chokes,

    • How much RAM can be installed into a Mac Pro?
    • How much HDD space can be installed into a Mac Pro?

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    • Would you really see a difference with RAM higher than 8GB? In terms of video editing, and gaming?
    • Are SSD's a novelty?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    • The maximum amount of RAM depends on the Mac Pro model, maybe take a look at EveryMac or MacTracker to find out.
    • HDDs have no limit, thus you can use four 3 TB HDDs in it.
    • Depending on your workload, you will see a difference or not. I have 32 GB RAM and the machine I use is plenty of fast.
    • No, they are nowadays quite common.

    What is with the Stalinesque gif?
     
  3. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    Look for yourself: http://www.apple.com/macpro/design.html

    As for SSD, it is the present/near future. Not a novelty.
    8 is okay, but RAM is cheap.

    If you are asking these questions, do you NEED a Mac Pro?
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    According to this, ahem, thread, probably.
     
  5. Morgan Stack thread starter macrumors member

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    http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/mac_pro/specs/mac-pro-quad-core-2.66-early-2009-nehalem-specs.html

    As originally shipped, Apple officially supported a maximum of 8 GB of RAM but third-parties discovered that the system could actually support 16 GB of RAM using four 4 GB memory modules. On December 4, 2009, Apple "officially" began supporting 16 GB of RAM as well. Shortly thereafter, third-parties determined that the system could, in fact, support 32 GB of RAM using four 8 GB modules. Finally, third-parties have been able to support 48 GB of RAM with three 16 GB modules.

    When can we expect SSD's to leap to 1TB/2TB?
     
  6. simsaladimbamba

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    One or two years from now for affordable prices. There are already 768 GB and 900 GB sized SSDs, but they are still more expensive than four 256 GB SSDs (1 256 GB SSD can be had for 150 USD).
     
  7. Morgan Stack thread starter macrumors member

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  8. MacUser2525 macrumors 68000

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    Crucial has the M500 series that goes to 960gb I have seen them going for ~$600 if you look around. Anandtech review of them below for those interested.

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/6884/crucial-micron-m500-review-960gb-480gb-240gb-120gb
     
  9. cube macrumors G5

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    There have been 4TB hard disks available for quite some time.
     
  10. simsaladimbamba

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    Thanks for the reminder, haven't kept up with new HDD capacities.
     

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