10-05-2012, 06:15 PM #1
hard drive limitations on Mac Pro?
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- Peak District, England
- Mac Pro, 2x2.8 GHz quad core, 16GB RAM, 1 SSD boot disc, 3 2TB hard drives, Logitech sound system
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?
10-05-2012, 07:42 PM #2
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- Nov 28, 2007
- Nambucca Heads Australia
- iMac i5 2.7GHz, 16GB memory, OS 10.11
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 7K3000Hang 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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