OWC Announces First 1TB and 2TB SSD Upgrades for 2013 Mac Pro

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Other World Computing (OWC) today announced new 1TB and 2TB Aura SSD upgrades designed for the Mac Pro, offering Mac Pro owners a way to upgrade the storage in their machines without needing to purchase upgrades directly from Apple.

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Apple's 1TB upgrade option costs $800 over the base 256GB SSD option, and while OWC's 1TB upgrade option is priced slightly higher at $899, it gives users an option to convert their existing SSD into an external USB 3.0 drive.

Apple offers a maximum of 1TB of storage, so OWC's 2TB solution, priced at $1,479, is a good solution for users who are looking for additional storage for their Mac Pros. The 2TB option also comes with a kit for converting an existing SSD into an external USB 3.0 drive.

The kits, which are available for pre-order, come equipped with the tools needed for a do-it-yourself storage upgrade, a step-by-step installation video, and tech support provided by OWC. The kits are expected to ship in two to three weeks.

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74 months ago

Can someone please explain to me why Apple decided to only put a storage bay on the back of ONE of the Pro's GPUs? It's baffled me from day one and I've still yet to find an answer.


2015 Mac Pro :)
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74 months ago

Where are the graphics cards upgrades for the 2013 Mac Pro? ;-(


Where are the SSD upgrades for 2013-2014 MacBook models!?


Where are the RAM Upgrades for the iPhones?
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74 months ago
trim ?

native trim support ?
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74 months ago

A properly designed SSD doesn't need trim support. Trim is a low cost half assed solution to a problem better handled by the drive itself.

That is just an assertion without substance. Of course, you know more about SSDs and flash memory than the engineers behind the SATA and TRIM command specification and all SSD manufacturers + firmware developers together. :rolleyes:
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74 months ago
I saw 2TB SSD in the title and jumped out of my seat...until I saw 'for mac pro'.
I have been waiting so long for a macbook pro 2TB SSD. ADATA promised one in the 4th quarter of this year at two tech events (one in Janurary and one in June). Still no 2TB SSD for laptops by any company! :(
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74 months ago

native trim support ?

Guess. ;)

A properly designed SSD doesn't need trim support. Trim is a low cost half assed solution to a problem better handled by the drive itself.

Educate yourself how GC works, educate yourself about its shortcomings regarding filesystems and deleted files, and finally educate yourself how TRIM is mitigating these shortcominigs and why GC without TRIM is not a viable alternative.

Then reevalute your posting.

Have a nice day. :)

PS: If TRIM really were a "low cost half assed solution", why is Apple enabling it for all its SSDs? ;)
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