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A system like the new Mac Pro needs something special when it comes to storage, and Apple hasn't disappointed us. Rather than go for hard drives (HDDs) or solid state drives (SSDs), Apple has instead chosen next-generation PCIe flash storage, which is up to 2.5 times faster than the fastest SATA-based solid-state drive, and up to 10 times faster than a 7200-rpm SATA hard drive.
The PCIe storage offers up to 1,2GB/s reads, 1.0GB/s writes, and up to 1TB of storage.
This means that the new Mac Pro will have the fastest storage available to a desktop workstation.
Because the Mac Pro packs so much computational power into such a small space, it needs an effective way to deal with that heat. To effectively cool the system, Apple has built the entire system is built around a thermal core. This, according to Apple, not only simplifies the design but also improves cooling.
Workstations are traditionally noisy because of all the fans needed to keep them cool. With the new Mac Pro Apple has opted to aim for simplicity and gone with a single fan design.
The single, larger fan pulls air upward through a bottom vent, absorbing heat heat as it goes before it is vented put of the top. The fan features backward-curved impeller blades that run at fewer revolutions per minute, drawing air more efficiently as it spins, and creating less noise.