Apple Solid State Drive for Mac Pro - 512GB is a solid-state drive kit that inserts into one of the four Mac Pro drive bays. A solid-state drives has no moving parts and are able to access data at speeds up to 215MB per second, which is up to twice the speed of hard drives. Moreover, four solid-state drives working together help to access data at up to 750MB per second. As a result, you get amazingly impressive performance at a range of data-intensive tasks, including up to 2x faster ProRes video encoding using solid-state drives compared with hard drives. (Read note)
Mac Pro - 512GB includes four drive bays, permitting you to configure it with up to 8 terabytes of storage using 7200-RPM Serial ATA 3Gb/s drives, up to 2 terabytes of storage using high-performance solid-state drives, or any combination of each type of drive.
This cable-free, direct-attach drive solution allows you to install and remove drives very quickly. To install a drive, you connect a simple drive carrier to the hard drive, and then just slide it into place. No cables or connectors are required and removing the drive is also very easy. Every Mac Pro comes with four hard drive carriers. This solution is great if you ever share drives among different workstations at home or at the studio.
Apple Solid State Drive for Mac Pro - 512GB requires Mac Pro (Mid 2010) and Mac OS X v10.6.4 or later.
(Note: Testing conducted by Apple in July 2010 using preproduction Mac Pro 12-core 2.93GHz units configured with 6GB of RAM, 1TB 7200-rpm hard disk drive and 512GB solid-state drive. Content was encoded using the Compressor 3.5.2 H.264 for iPod Video 640x480 preset and Qmaster with the maximum number of instances available on each system. Performance tests are conducted using specific computer systems and reflect the approximate performance of Mac Pro.)
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