Adding additional hard drives and memory to Mac Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Zillax0rz, Jun 13, 2007.

  1. Zillax0rz macrumors newbie

    May 3, 2007
    So I ordered a Mac Pro and bought some aftermarket RAM and hard drives. This is my first Mac, so I'm not sure if there's anything Apple-specific when installing these components.

    I'd assume I just stick in the memory and be happy, but for hard drives (SATA), do I need to do any pre- or post-configuration? Do I have to specially format the drives? Any and all help is appreciated.
  2. tribe3 macrumors 6502

    Nov 1, 2005
    Vienna, VA - USA

    The memory is plug-n-play.

    The hard drives will be recognized when you boot and a warning sign will appear saying something (i don't remember now what) You have to choose "Initialize". Than open "Disk Utility" and erase the HDdisk in the format you want; "Extended journaled" is the most common format
  3. linrey macrumors newbie


    Jun 13, 2007
    Silicon Valley
    Mac Pros are _special_

    The memory is installed in MATCHED PAIRS and must be to Apple's specs. They've got huge heat sinks on them are very different than any I've ever used before...

    The hard drives must be partitioned in the GUID format for Intel machines. Use Disk Utility to do this.

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