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

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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But seeing a 2TB Solid State Drive with an Apple logo on it opens very large ground for speculation. Given that we were not able to learn more about the parts in question, we have to leave it at that. But from the looks of it, the 2TB drives used industry standard 3.5” form factor, full height (just like your regular 3.5” spinning drive) and a SATA connector (not SAS or some proprietary port).

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.

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HiRez Avatar
147 months ago
Sounds great, just have to sell your house to afford it...
Score: 81 Votes (Like | Disagree)
LachlanH Avatar
147 months ago
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
Score: 55 Votes (Like | Disagree)
samac92 Avatar
147 months ago
What's a Mac Pro?
Score: 49 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DCJ001 Avatar
147 months ago
Really?

So your telling us that 4 x 2 = 8 ? Wow that's just plain genius............ Thanks for clearing that up.... ;)
Please stop questioning the intelligence of others.

You're not in a position to do so.
Score: 47 Votes (Like | Disagree)
komodrone Avatar
147 months ago
But all I care about is, will it be thin at the edge?
Score: 40 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Shanpdx Avatar
147 months ago
$10,000

add on, there you go!
Score: 37 Votes (Like | Disagree)