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Apple now selling DIY SSD upgrade kits for the Mac Pro

Apple now promoting Do-it-yourself SSD enhance kits for the Mac Pro

Apple will start off selling an SSD kit for the Mac Professional that allows purchasers to include more storage to the higher-conclusion desktop pc. The package, which Apple tells The Verge must be obtainable later right now, includes alternatives for up to 8TB of storage. That storage will switch the machine’s present SSD, so this package is really developed for purchasers who originally configured the Mac Professional with a more compact SSD possibility (it can go as minimal as 256GB), somewhat than men and women who currently picked a greater SSD and continue to want to add extra potential.

Mac Pro proprietors could previously develop their storage by buying 3rd-get together elements, but that expansion experienced to use a PCIe slot, somewhat than changing the SSD immediately. This is the initially time Apple has presented an formal package for upgrading the machine’s SSD. It is also a little stunning to see from Apple — even even though the Mac Professional is a device that’s meant to be expanded and personalized, Apple does not frequently really encourage men and women to tinker with their equipment. These kits are meant to be installed by the purchaser them selves. Recommendations will be readily available on Apple’s website.

Apple introduced a person other Mac update these days: a new GPU choice for the 16-inch MacBook Professional. That product now features an upgrade to the AMD Radeon Pro 5600M, a new higher-conclusion alternative that is significantly pricier than what was already made available. It is both a $700 or $800 upcharge, depending on which tier of the MacBook Professional you are obtaining. (You can now spec the 16-inch product out to $6,699, up from $6,099, if you were to select the max components configuration.)

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The 5600M is an up grade over the AMD Radeon Pro 5500M, which was formerly the prime-of-the-line option presented on the 16-inch product. The two models occur with 8GB of memory, but the 5600M works by using more rapidly HBM2 memory, instead than the GDDR6 memory on the 5500M. Apple suggests the new GPU options need to supply 75 p.c more rapidly effectiveness than the 5500M when configured with 4GB of GDDR6 (which is the entry-stage option on the bigger-tier configuration of the 16-inch MacBook Professional).