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Mac Pro First Generation Hard drives and hard drive carriers (Early 2008)

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The Mac Pro (Early 2008) computer can accommodate four hard drives in its four internal hard drive bays. This guide demonstrates how to remove and replace those hard drives.

  • Autor: Joshua Byrne
  • Geschätzte Zeit: 5 - 10 Minuten
  • Schwierigkeitsgrad: Einfach

The Mac Pro (Early 2008) computer can accommodate four hard drives in its four internal hard drive bays. In most configurations, a single SATA hard drive occupies the far left bay (bay 1). You can install additional SATA drives in the second, third, and fourth hard drive bays. Or you can install up to four SAS drives.

Schritt 1 Hard drives and hard drive carriers (Early 2008)  ¶ 

The hard drives must meet the following specifications:

Schritt 1 Hard drives and hard drive carriers (Early 2008)  ¶ 

  • The hard drives must meet the following specifications:

  • Type: Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) or Serial ATA (SATA) 3 Gb/s

  • Width: 3.9 inches (102 mm)

  • Depth: 5.7 inches (147 mm)

  • Height: 1.0 inch

Schritt 2  ¶ 

Important: To install SAS drives in a Mac Pro (Early 2008) computer, you must also install the optional Mac Pro RAID Card.

Schritt 2  ¶ 

  • Important: To install SAS drives in a Mac Pro (Early 2008) computer, you must also install the optional Mac Pro RAID Card.

Schritt 3  ¶ 

Before you begin, open the computer, and lay it on its side with the access side facing up.

Schritt 3  ¶ 

  • Before you begin, open the computer, and lay it on its side with the access side facing up.

  • Important: Make sure the latch on the back panel is in the up position. When the latch is down, the hard drives and carriers are locked in place and you will not be able to remove them.

Schritt 4  ¶ 

Make sure the latch on the back panel is up, so that the drives and carriers are unlocked.

Schritt 4  ¶ 

  • Make sure the latch on the back panel is up, so that the drives and carriers are unlocked.

  • Pull the hard drive out of the drive bay.

Schritt 5  ¶ 

If you are replacing the hard drive with a new drive, remove the four screws that mount the 3. drive to the carrier and mount the new drive in the carrier.

Schritt 5  ¶ 

  • If you are replacing the hard drive with a new drive, remove the four screws that mount the 3. drive to the carrier and mount the new drive in the carrier.

  • Important: Hold the drive by its sides. Be careful not to touch the printed circuit board on the bottom of the drive.

  • Replacement Note: Slide the carrier and drive over the guides and into the drive bay, until you feel the drive snap into place.