Apple Working on 2TB SSDs for Next Generation Mac Pro

Submitted by lalit on March 5, 2013 - 12:06am.

Apple’s CEO Tim Cook has already confirmed that we will be seeing next generation Mac Pros this year with completely new design that will amaze us. And it looks like Apple is indeed planning something big for the next generation Mac Pro. Blog Bright Side of News is reporting that during their recent visit to factories in the Far East they came across 2TB Solid State Drives bearing Apple logo. Theo Valich posted:

While touring the facility on a completely unrelated subject, we encountered something very interesting – an initial run of Solid State drives bearing a logo which is very recognizable in the West - Apple Inc. The fruity company from Cupertino remained silent on the strategy with their professional line of products, Mac Pro. They also keep on making the iMac as thin as humanly possible, using the same components as on their notebooks.

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 3.5” form factor leaves only one possibility; if the drives are real, Apple will be using them in the next Mac Pro. As other Apple desktops iMac and Mac mini use smaller 2.5-inch hard drive. Development of 3.5” 2TB SSD by Apple clearly shows that they are pulling out all the stops in development of the next generation Mac Pro. And it won’t be combination of generic parts just to make the Mac Pro fans happy by releasing an updated model.