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Eight-bay Thunderbolt 3 high-performance storage for photo and video.
Hard drives or SSDs.
Non-RAID or RAID-0/1/4/5/10.
Capacities up to 128 Terabytes!
Mac Pro Buyer's Guide: Step-by-Step
You can build an ideal Mac Pro using this step-by-step page.
If you need help, contact us for consulting for your specific needs. We save most clients time and money— get it right the first time.
Not building a Mac Pro? See Choosing and Configuring a Mac.
Build a screaming-fast Mac Pro
You can—and should—familiarize yourself with the other materials on this site before buying a new Mac, but this page condenses it all down to the essentials and makes it easy to assemble a screamingly fast Mac Pro that will prove ideal for nearly all users.
with an OWC SSD
SATA, USB3, Thunderbolt, internal upgrades and PCIe SSD options for Mac or PC.
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Order “bare bones” new or refurbished Mac Pro Nehalem
Get the mimimum configuration 2.66Mhz single-processor, quad-core Mac Pro. Do not get dual optical drives or you won’t be able to use the lower optical bay for a boot drive.
If you want the 2.93Mhz model or the eight-core model, that’s fine, but please read this before proceeeding. Avoid the 2.26GHz model.
Order memory and hard drives from OWC
The ideal setup for most users is 12GB memory, one solid state drive (SSD) for boot, and five matched hard drives (four internal, plus a spare). For details, read this.
The SSD yields performance and frees up all internal drive bays for your data (details). You can omit the SSD and boot off an internal drive or external Firewire 800 if you prefer.
To get the right parts, click the link that matches the Mac Pro you ordered:
If you need 24GB of memory for your 8-core, use this link:
Work from home?
Consult with Lloyd before buying!
System configuration for CPU, GPU, memory, SSD, backup, RAID, optimizing performance, workflow.
For YOUR optimal workflow
Avoid costly mistakes in throwing money at the problem for less performance and/or buying the wrong machine for your own needs!
Remote screen sharing available for RAID, software configuration, etc.
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Now you’re ready to assemble and configure your new system.
Blazingly fast Thunderbolt 3 SSD!
Up to 4TB capacity, USB-C compatible.
USB-C model also available
Up to 65% better pricing than Apple
Lloyd recommends 32GB RDIMM modules for most users (more expensive LRDIMMS are for 512GB or more).
Mac or PC.
Ideal for Lightroom, Photoshop, video.
Capacity up to 16TB!