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    hard drive limitations on Mac Pro?

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    hard drive limitations on Mac Pro?
    Are there any limitations as to the size of hard drive you can put in a Mac Pro?
    I am running OSX 10.8.2 with two quad core Intel.
    I have had problems with a 3TB Seagate Barracuda HD which made the Mac inoperable, take it out and all is fine again.
    I would like a 3TB HD so wondering whether to put the Seagate in a caddy and buy a WD in its place?

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    hard drive limitations on Mac Pro?
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    Do not think external caddy would achieve much as an external drive will be nowhere near as fast as say a drive in Bay 2. I think the problem is with your Seagate drive. Have a look at this link about running 3TB Hitachi's in a Mac Pro.


    MPG - Desktop Hard Drives - Hitachi 3TB Deskstar 7K3000
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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