nMP 3rd party SSD?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by d-m-a-x, Mar 29, 2014.

  1. d-m-a-x macrumors 6502

    Aug 13, 2011
    ooff, that 256 fills up fast even for 1 day jobs. Any news?
  2. RoastingPig macrumors 68000


    Jul 23, 2012
    Nothing more than that owc has something in the works but no specs prices or release dates
  3. Bazu, Mar 29, 2014
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2014

    Bazu macrumors regular

    Mar 7, 2013
    Warsaw, Poland
    Have you consider external SSD on Thunderbolt? Lacie has nice offerings


    As fast as internal.
  4. SuperMatt macrumors 6502a


    Mar 28, 2002
    I saw this product on macworld today. It's a 256GB or 512GB external SSD that runs really fast due to the fact that it's 2 smaller SSDs running together in a RAID over thunderbolt. They advertise 700MB/s read and 400MB/s write. Starts at $300 for the 256GB.

  5. g4cube macrumors 6502a

    Apr 22, 2003
    Contact your favorite Apple Service Provider and ask for a 1TB replacement SSD for your nMP.

    I imagine they exist for warranty replacement in case you are unlucky enough to have a failure in your nMP.

    I also imagine it might cost $$$ + an arm and a leg :D

    As mentioned in the other thread, LaCie has the Little Big Disk v2 which has 2 x 512GB PCIe SSD inside. This has been shipping for a few weeks and is purported to be the fastest/smallest Thunderbolt2 storage device with up to 1375 MB/sec thruput. Out of stock now according to their web store.

    Slightly slower and shipping for a few years is the Thunderbolt 1 version of the Little Big Disk SSD which delivers just over 600MB/sec when configured as RAID-0; there are 2 SSD versions available: 512GB and 1TB. The latter is the version with 2 x 512GB SATA SSDs inside. So happens that a bunch of 2x256GB=512GB SSD refurbs are available here:

    There are also a few Rugged Thunderbolt SSDs available that also have USB 3.0 connections so the drive can be used with computers without Thunderbolt ports.

    Though the nMP uses similar technology, in the Little Big Disk v2, the PCIe SSDs used in LaCie's standard M.2/NGFF edge connector pinout is different from Apple's proprietary edge connector. So only an Apple or yet-to-be-designed 3rd party expansion SSD would be required.
  6. d-m-a-x thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 13, 2011
    Thank you all - yes, need to keep it quick but affordable for fast tethered shooting, OWC i'm looking at you.

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