Max hard drive size on early Mac Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by mschafft1, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. mschafft1 macrumors newbie

    Jul 5, 2011
    Hi there,

    I've got an early 1.1 Mac Pro (2x2Ghz).
    Apple used to say that it could take 1To hard drives max. But in those days bigger drives didn't exist (2006).

    Would 2To HDs work properly in this machine ?

    Thanks for your help !

  2. SmilesLots macrumors regular


    Apr 30, 2010
    SW Virginia
    I'm using 2 TB drives in 4 TB raids, and have a 3 TB drive as well. Not sure about the technical absolute max.
  3. Tower-Union macrumors 6502


    May 6, 2009
    You should be fine storage wise, the issue is more that the 1,1 is SATA II where as new drives are SATA III. Still compatible, but will run at the slower speed.
  4. philipma1957 macrumors 603


    Apr 13, 2010
    Howell, New Jersey
    no mac pro has sata III interface.

    Yet to be upgraded maybe in OCT 2011?

    As for your mac pro it can have 3tb hdds. Just like the newer ones can. Not sure if you can run 4 in a raid0 to go to a 12tb volume in an 06. the 10 model can do that.
  5. mschafft1 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 5, 2011

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