10-05-2012, 07:15 PM #1
hard drive limitations on Mac Pro?
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- Sep 22, 2010
- 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, 08:42 PM #2
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- Nov 28, 2007
- Nambucca Heads Australia
- Imac 27", i7 3.5GHz, 3TB Fusion drive, 32GB memory, macOS Sierra.
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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