Possible to swap harddrives to a newer generation mac pro?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by NickyD, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. NickyD macrumors newbie

    Mar 4, 2009
    I have a first generation mac pro (Rev B I believe), and am currently having some issues with it.

    If I decide to purchase a newer generation mac pro, would it be possible to jsut pull my current hard drive, put it in the new one, and have it work? I'm a photographer and work with Photoshop CS3, a 2001 version of Word:Mac and Excel:Mac, Photo Mechanic 4.51 and Transmit and Toast Titanium as the main programs I use. I can not presently find any of these install disks, so I'd like to try avoiding re-installing the software if I can avoid it.

    The economy being what it is, I am trying to save money where I can...but I need my workstation to work. Right now I am already looking at replacing the Vid Card in my 1st gen mac pro, and hate thinking that purchasing another $350 ATI X1900 card from Apple is my best option. If a newer generation mac pro is better for me in the long run, it might be $2k well spent.

    Any input would be greatly appreciated.
  2. zer0tails macrumors 65816


    Mar 23, 2008
    of course you can. They're 3.5" SATA drives. It'll work fine :)

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