Mac Pro Trashcan: exploring the internal storage options.

Let’s update the storage of the Mac Pro 2013, typically it’s a 256 GB Apple blade 13–15". There are two rational options, then the others…

Giovanni Minelli
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At the time, the Mac Pro 2013 storage was impressive.

So you bought a Mac Pro 6.1 in the 20s with an hybrid scope between an idea of ​​modernism and a practical use on today’s workflows, such as 4k editing for example.
The Mac Pro can absolutely handle these workloads, thanks to expandable ECC RAM and internal PCIe storage that’s still pretty snappy even today.

Historical note. Let us remember that read/write speeds were already around 1GB/S in the very first models, speeds that for 2013 were remarkable. At the time, most of PCs used SATA3 SSDs and HDD. The MP 6.1 was “up to 2.5x faster” than a SATA SSD.

You most likely bought the typical Mac Pro with a 256GB or 512GB SSD, the more common choices since that was the baseline model, as Apple offered upgrades to 512GB for an additional US$300 or 1TB of flash storage for US$800.

MP 6.1: the Internal Storage in detail.

The Mac Pro featured a revolutionary storage, based PCIE (and not the slow SATA 2 interface that was in the Mac Pro tower before the 2013) capable of a…

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Giovanni Minelli
Predict

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