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how many hard drives can i install in my mac pro

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-djbolt- Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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May 2, 2012 1:11 PM

How do I know what size hard drives I can install?  I currently have 4 x 2TB drives installed and am looking to go bigger.  4 x 4TB would be ideal and if you have suggestions on which drives might give me best performance for HD video editing that would be nice too.


Also can I install more RAM? 


ere is some information to help. 


Mac Pro

Early 2008

Processor  2 x 2.8 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon

Memory  16 GB 800 MHz DDR2 FB-DIMM

Graphics  2 x NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 512 MB

Software  Mac OS X Lion 10.7.3 (11D50b)


  Model Name:          Mac Pro

  Model Identifier:          MacPro3,1

  Processor Name:          Quad-Core Intel Xeon

  Processor Speed:          2.8 GHz

  Number of Processors:          2

  Total Number of Cores:          8

  L2 Cache (per Processor):          12 MB

  Memory:          16 GB

  Bus Speed:          1.6 GHz

  Boot ROM Version:          MP31.006C.B05

  SMC Version (system):          1.25f4

  Serial Number (system):          G************

  Hardware UUID:          47DF4954-C493-50B8-85F3-FC381FA75AD6

Mac Pro 8 Core / 16GB DDR3 / 3 x 2.0TB + 500GB HDD / 2 x NVIDIA GT 120, Mac OS X (10.7.1), 2 x 23' Samsung Syncmaster 2494 / Bella Pro 3.0 / Apple Magic Mo


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