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Mac Pro (early 2009) 10.6.7 Hard Drive Issues


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If the computer is in warranty, then by all means, have Apple fix it. If not, you might consider a PCI-X SATA controller, which has got to be much less than a full system board replacement. Or move your drives to an external FW-800 enclosure and work of FW. Not an ideal solution, but at least it gets you going until you can get it fixed.
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PCI-X or surely PCI-E?

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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You're right, PCI-E. Check out Mac Pro: About the PCI Express slots to determine the appropriate speed of your system. However the only card I'm seeing is about $170 from Sonnet. Someone else might have another recommendation.
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And they are only moderate performers. Take it back to the Apple store for best results.

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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