What should I know b4 installing HD's om Mac Pro?

JustGotAMAC

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Just got a few hard drives from NewEgg to upgrade the Mac Pro. Now the question is what should I look out for when doing install. Is there anything of importance that I may overlook? Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
 

technicolor

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It takes literally 2 seconds. I dont think there is really anything to overlook. I did it myself this morning, and it was simple as pie. Opened up the machine, pulled out the tray in bay 2, screwed the drive in slid it back into the machine, crank it up, went to disk utility and formatted.
 

JustGotAMAC

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Since this will be going into bay 2 does that mean that I have to still reformat the HD?
 

technicolor

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JustGotAMAC said:
Since this will be going into bay 2 does that mean that I have to still reformat the HD?
When I powered up the comp, a message flashed on the screen about my drive not being formatted.
 

kered22

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What technicolor said. It is so amazing and easy, you almost want to do it for fun. :) The screws are lightly glued in I believe, you can just push them through from the bottom when you pull the tray out. Line up the tray, line the screws up, then just screw them in.
 

knome

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when you get the hard drives make sure you take out all the jumpers on the drives. I ordered one there and it came with the limitter on it, 1.5mbit to 3.0mbit YAY!
 

RedTomato

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knome said:
when you get the hard drives make sure you take out all the jumpers on the drives. I ordered one there and it came with the limitter on it, 1.5mbit to 3.0mbit YAY!
The jumpers mean different things on different hard drives. Read the instructions before you go merrily pulling out jumpers, or you may possibly brick your shiny new HD.

Most of the time, getting the jumpers wrong will just mean less space or slower or it won't work till you correct the jumpers.