512GB Solid-State Drive Kit for Mac Pro

512GB Solid-State Drive Kit for Mac Pro

NZ$ 1,129.00

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  • Solid-state drives have no moving parts and are capable of accessing data at speeds up to 215MB per second, which is up to twice the speed of hard drives. In addition, four solid-state drives working together combine to access data at up to 750MB per second. The result? Incredible performance at a range of data-intensive tasks, including up to 2x faster ProRes video encoding using solid-state drives compared with hard drives.*

    Mac Pro includes four drive bays, allowing 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. The cable-free, direct-attach drive solution lets you install and remove drives in a snap. To install a drive, you connect a simple drive carrier to the hard drive, then just slide it into place - no cables or connectors to cause you hassle. Removing the drive is just as easy. Every Mac Pro ships with four hard drive carriers. This solution is perfect if you ever share drives among different workstations at home or the studio.

  • Tech Specs

    Connections

    • SATA
  • System Requirements

    • Requires Mac Pro (Mid 2010) and Mac OS X v10.6.4 or later.

Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (4.5 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • Work's perfect in Mid 2010 MacBook Pro

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I searched all over for specs on this and couldn't find them. It is a 2.5inch drive inside of an adapter for the Mac Pro. It works I searched all over for specs on this and couldn't find them. It is a 2.5inch drive inside of an adapter for the Mac Pro. It works perfectly fine in the MacBook laptops, as it is a 2.5inch 9.5mm high drive. It's the Toshiba with Apple firmware. So for all you guys out there that have told other people it won't work in a laptop your wrong. Also it does support Trim if you enable it, and it is definitely faster than the spinning hard drives. You won't go wrong with getting this.

    • Written by from Falcon

    209 of 239 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Work's perfect in Mid 2010 MacBook Pro
  • Perfect for MacBook Pro mid-2009

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I just replaced my HDD with this SSD. Afterwards, I did a clean install of Lion. Also, I upgraded my memory from 4GB to 8GB. And i I just replaced my HDD with this SSD. Afterwards, I did a clean install of Lion. Also, I upgraded my memory from 4GB to 8GB. And it feels like I just bought a new laptop! It boots and shuts down almost instantly. And TRIM was enabled by default by Lion. I read extensively on the internet and was tempted to get another brand of SSD, because they cost a lot less. But in the end I went with this (much more expensive) option, and I'm completely happy with it.

    • Written by from Miami

    147 of 182 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Perfect for MacBook Pro mid-2009
  • Word

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    Solid States are great b/c you can put your operating system and all your applications on that drive then just keep all your music Solid States are great b/c you can put your operating system and all your applications on that drive then just keep all your music/movies/all other stuff on larger less expensive drives. I don't get the comment above (or below), since there are so many drive bays there's tons of rooms for storage and you don't need all the drives to be Solid States. Not now anyway, when/if they become the norm than sure but until then there's no need. Also you can get a solid state from so many other sites for half the price (if not more).

    • Written by from New York

    134 of 184 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Word
  • Perfect on Macbookpro 5,1

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    I installed this on my Mac book Pro 5,1. 15" 2.66 gHZ (2009 edition). Significantly faster, quieter, and better battery life. I I installed this on my Mac book Pro 5,1. 15" 2.66 gHZ (2009 edition). Significantly faster, quieter, and better battery life. I used CCC to clone my HD to the SSD externally. Will need a SATA to USB cable, 00 Phillips head and Torx T6 screwdriver as outlined on the tutorial (google Upgrading Your MacBook Pro with a Solid State Drive, i can't post the link for some reason) Install was straight forward, started up using SSD as main drive with no issues.

    • Written by from Arlington Heights

    1 of 1 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Perfect on Macbookpro 5,1
  • Perfect for MacBook Pro mid-2009

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I just replaced my HDD with this SSD. Afterwards, I did a clean install of Lion. Also, I upgraded my memory from 4GB to 8GB. And i I just replaced my HDD with this SSD. Afterwards, I did a clean install of Lion. Also, I upgraded my memory from 4GB to 8GB. And it feels like I just bought a new laptop! It boots and shuts down almost instantly. And TRIM was enabled by default by Lion. I read extensively on the internet and was tempted to get another brand of SSD, because they cost a lot less. But in the end I went with this (much more expensive) option, and I'm completely happy with it.

    • Written by from Miami

    147 of 182 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Perfect for MacBook Pro mid-2009
  • Work's perfect in Mid 2010 MacBook Pro

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I searched all over for specs on this and couldn't find them. It is a 2.5inch drive inside of an adapter for the Mac Pro. It works I searched all over for specs on this and couldn't find them. It is a 2.5inch drive inside of an adapter for the Mac Pro. It works perfectly fine in the MacBook laptops, as it is a 2.5inch 9.5mm high drive. It's the Toshiba with Apple firmware. So for all you guys out there that have told other people it won't work in a laptop your wrong. Also it does support Trim if you enable it, and it is definitely faster than the spinning hard drives. You won't go wrong with getting this.

    • Written by from Falcon

    209 of 239 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Work's perfect in Mid 2010 MacBook Pro

Questions & Answers

Answers from the community

  • Answer

    Solid-state drives, generally? Yes, they work in a Mac Pro 1,1 if you can get them to fit physicall Solid-state drives, generally? Yes, they work in a Mac Pro 1,1 if you can get them to fit physically -- nearly all SSDs are 2.5" or 1.8", and the Mac Pro drive caddies are built for 3.5" drives.

    This Apple "512GB Solid-State Drive Kit for Mac Pro" includes a specialized adapter bracket that connects the 2.5" SSD to a late-model Mac Pro drive caddy. This specialized Apple bracket does NOT fit a Mac Pro 1,1 drive caddy but you can easily find generic "hot-swap ready" brackets elsewhere which do fit. (You won't actually be "hot swapping" but you do need the spatial orientation of the two connectors vis-a-vis the backplane to be right.)

    Apple OS X 10.7 (& later) enables industry-standard TRIM support on Apple SSDs, only. Thus, this Apple 500GB drive in an after-market bracket in a Mac Pro 1,1 caddy will work just fine -- I am writing this response using exactly that configuration.

    • Answered by John G from The Villages
    • 30/06/2013
  • Answer

    No, the 13" and 15" Macbook Pro with Retina Display use a custom SSD designed by Apple to support th No, the 13" and 15" Macbook Pro with Retina Display use a custom SSD designed by Apple to support the thinner profile and the non-upgradeable design. This 512 GB SSD uses the standard 2.5" hard drive design, making it compatible with most laptops and desktops, but not the 13" or 15" Macbook Pro with Retina Display.

    • Answered by Swayam S from Pleasanton
    • 13/05/2013
  • Answer

    I'm assuming you have a Mac Pro desktop? If so, you can follow my instructions here:

    If you don't I'm assuming you have a Mac Pro desktop? If so, you can follow my instructions here:

    If you don't have Lion on a USB drive to install from, read this. The simple answer is yes but you have to partition the SSD drive to be a boot drive via disk utility. See below for details.

    Turn off computer. Open up the side panel on computer and remove the drive sled from one of the empty bays, and slide in the new SSD Drive. After starting your computer back up, the Mac immediately recognizes it as a solid state drive and promptly asks to initialize it via disk utility. I selected one partition and named it Mac HD, and under options selected GUID partition table. Using Carbon Copy Cloner, I cloned my startup drive to the SSD Drive (Mac HD). That took about 2.5 hours. After it was done, I opened up System Preferences > Startup Disk, and selected Mac HD, then hit the Restart button in the Startup Disk preferences.

    After restart, the SSD was the primary drive and I was able to repartition the old drive (or erase it) and use it for storage or Time Machine backups.

    • Answered by Thomas N from Dorchester
    • 6/03/2013