Mac Pro RAID Card - Which Mac Pro Do You Have?

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Which Mac Pro Do You Have?

The RAID card installation instructions vary slightly depending on whether you are
installing the card in a quad-core Mac Pro or an 8-core Mac Pro.

Identifying an 8-core Mac Pro

Look at the label on the back panel or use System Profiler to identify an 8-core Mac Pro.

Checking the back-panel label:


Look at the configuration label, located below the video ports. On an 8-core Mac Pro
computer, the first line includes the EMC number 2138 and the second line includes

Using System Profiler:


If the system is running, choose About This Mac from the Apple menu. The processor in
an 8-core Mac Pro is listed as “2 x 3 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon.”

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