Upgrade advice saught!

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by stimpycat, Aug 16, 2007.

  1. stimpycat macrumors regular

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    Hello, just switched and buying some extra parts for my nice big mac pro - can anybody advise if this will work in my Mac Pro and whether I need to buy any cables to blug her in? I feel a bit stupid asking but the Specification says PC.

    internal Hard Disc
    http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx?Quicklinx=42QD&CategorySelectedId=11154&NavigationKey=11154,40970000#specifications

    Also Memory - it says here not to Mix EEC which I have no idea what that means - I will be keeping my existing 1gb that came with the Mac Pro
    http://www.crucial.com/uk/store/mpartspecs.aspx?mtbpoid=E2412FEFA5CA7304

    Thanks!
     
  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    If it is a SATA hard drive then you should be fine using it in a Mac Pro. And as long as crucial says that the RAM works in the Mac Pro you should also be fine using that.
     
  3. stimpycat thread starter macrumors regular

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    Not sure what that means - is a SATA different from an ATA?
     
  4. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    SATA has a different connector than PATA or SCSI, you need to make sure that the hard drive uses the SATA connector otherwise it will not work in the Mac Pro.
     
  5. macaddict1111 macrumors newbie

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    ECC is Error Correcting Code memory which shouldn't be mixed with non-ECC memory. Check out dealram.com for great prices and a chart which will steer you towards the right type of ram for your machine.
     
  6. stimpycat thread starter macrumors regular

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    so is the stock apple memory EEC?
     
  7. ab2650 macrumors 6502a

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    ECC, but yes.
     
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