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Larry Watts
Can a 2008 Mac Pro run the latest apple OSX?
on Nov 23, 2015 at 3:44:10 am

I have an 8 core Mac Pro and the local Apple Store said it can't run the latest is?
I'm not confident they are knowledgable.

Larry



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John Rofrano
Re: Can a 2008 Mac Pro run the latest apple OSX?
on Nov 23, 2015 at 12:51:26 pm

I'm shocked that the people at the Apple Store aren't be more knowledgable. I have OS X Yosemite running on my 2008 Mac Pro 8-Core but I haven't tried upgrading to El Capitan yet. According to Apple's OS X El Capitan Technical Specs, the Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer) is listed as supported so you should be fine.

BTW, I added an SSD as the boot drive to my 2008 Mac Pro and it feels like a new computer! Everything feels way faster. You might want to get an SSD if you haven't already. ;-)

~jr

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Rich Rubasch
Re: Can a 2008 Mac Pro run the latest apple OSX?
on Nov 25, 2015 at 10:13:57 pm

Even better get a PCI SSD for the boot up drive. Our MacPros boot in about 14 seconds. This also frees up the fourth drive bay so we installed SoftRAID with four Seagate Constellation drives and get 500+MB/sec read speeds off that RAID. Lots of RAM and a Nvidia graphics card and we have some awesome 7 year old workstations!

Rich Rubasch
Tilt Media Inc.
Video Production, Post, Studio Sound Stage
Founder/President/Editor/Designer/Animator
http://www.tiltmedia.com


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John Rofrano
Re: Can a 2008 Mac Pro run the latest apple OSX?
on Nov 28, 2015 at 2:30:54 am

[Rich Rubasch] "Even better get a PCI SSD for the boot up drive. Our MacPros boot in about 14 seconds."
Yea, that's what I did to my 2010 Mac Pro. I added a 480GB OWC Mercury Accelsior E2 PCI Express SSD and I'm getting 650MB/s read and 582MB/ write times. Very fast and I have 4 bays available for my RAID 5 array.

~jr

http://www.johnrofrano.com
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