Apricorn's PCIe Mac Array Adds 512GB Of SSD Storage To Apple Mac Pro
The inside of the Mac Pro has a ton of room for extra devices and storage units, but aside from buying a load of 10k hard drives, what else is there? Now, there's a good answer to that. The Mac Array is a specially designed PCIe X4 card that holds four 128GB Western Digital SiliconEdge SSDs. They're connected in RAID 0, creating 512GB of accessible storage. The unit only takes up a single slot, meaning that you could add one or two more for 1TB or 1.5TB of total storage.
The transfer rates are also astounding: read rates can reach as high as 760MB/sec with a single card, with write rates reaching 524MB/sec. Each Mac Array costs $1499, so it's definitely not an inexpensive upgrade, but it's a great, bundled way to add lots of speed and lots of capacity to your pro machine.