Why is this rated to only work in a mac pro mid 2010? I would think it should work in any mac pro running 10.6. is there a particular reason?

  • Asked by Rob S from Shingle Springs
  • Aug 11, 2010
2TB SATA Hard Disk Drive Kit for Mac Pro

2TB SATA Hard Disk Drive Kit for Mac Pro

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4 Answers from the Community

  • Best Answer:

    Generally speaking, new drives are only qualified by Apple to work in the current shipping models. That doesn't mean it won't work in an older Mac Pro, it just means Apple's QA team hasn't done testing with the older Mac Pro models and this newer drive. The new drive is SATA, and the older Mac Pros support SATA. It should work fine.

    I personally have a first-generation Mac Pro, and have installed newer SATA drives in it. They work fine. I prefer Apple-branded drives, since they have custom firmware with additional, Mac-specific tweaks and bug fixes that drives you buy for cheap elsewhere generally don't have.

    • Answered by Scott M from San Jose
    • Dec 6, 2011
  • Like others have stated any SATA drive will work. However the drive carrier in the kit will only work in more recent Mac Pros. They changed the depth of the drive bays in the last year or two so the drive carriers from older Mac Pro's will not work in newer models and vise versa.

    The Drives themselves though are fulling compatible.

    • Answered by Cyrus F from Marietta
    • Aug 8, 2011
  • ANY Sata drive will work in a mac pro !

    • Answered by David P
    • Oct 20, 2010
  • Installed and working in a Mac Pro early 2009.

    • Answered by Richard S from Framingham
    • Jul 16, 2011