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|The Apple Mac Pro desktop (August, 2006) has been customized by the seller, so read the detailed listing and feel free to reach out to the seller to ask questions about specific adjustments. Without any modifications, the feature-packed Apple Mac Pro desktop (August, 2006) is truly performance-oriented. Available with two 2.66 GHz (5150) Dual-core Intel Xeon "Woodcrest" or 2.0 GHz (5130), 2.66 GHz processors or 3.0 GHz (5160) Dual-core or 3.0 GHz (X5365) Quad-core Intel Xeon "Clovertown" processors, this customized desktop enables faster computing. An adequate hard disk on this Mac Pro offers ample storage space for your data. Moreover, this Mac Pro uses nVidia GeForce 7300 GT with 256 MB of GDDR3 SDRAM to ensure smooth rendering of graphics. With options of Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR technology and AirPort Extreme 802.11n Wi-Fi, the customized desktop offers the ease of communication. Life is easier with the Apple Mac Pro desktop (August, 2006), which offers a range of useful applications that run on OS X v10.5 Leopard.|
|Product Family||Mac Pro|
|Video Output Interface||PCI Express|
|Motherboard I/O Ports||FireWire (IEEE1394a) x 2, FireWire (IEEE1394b) x 2, RJ45 Lan Port x 2, USB 1.1 x 2, USB 2.0 x 5|
|Bus Speed||1330 MHz|
|Expansion Bays||2 x 3.5" (External Access), 2 x 5.25" (External Access), 4 x 3.5" (Internal Access), 4 x 3.5" Third-Height (internal Access)|
|Expansion Slots||PCI Express x16 x 1, PCI x 3|
|Hard Drive Interface||Serial ATA|
|RAM Technology||DDR2 SDRAM|
|RAM Max Supported Size||32 GB|
|RAM Memory Slots Qunatity||8 x DIMMs|
|Max. Cache Memory||8 MB|
|Video Outputs||DVI x 1, DVI x 2, Mini-VGA|
|Audio Input||Line In (3.5mm), Stereo Input Jack|
|Audio Output||Analog Audio, Headphones, Line out, Speaker(s)|
|Data Link Protocol||Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet|
|Networking Type||Integrated Dual 10/100/1000 Network Card|
|Release Date||August, 2006|
|Other Features||64bit Ready, Virtualization Technology|
Average review score based on 28 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
I am a happy owner of the Dual Processor 2.66 Dual Core 1st generation Mac Pro (1,1).
These machines are getting up there in age. EEK! 3+ years old in computer terms is ancient. You can get something that's much faster, but these 1st gen Mac Pro's can still pull their considerable weight (40+ lbs).
If you must have the newest and fastest these aren't for you. I'm using my 2-2.66GHz Dual core Mac Pro as a second machine for rendering and doing some other crunching while I keep working on my main 2-2.8GHz Quad core Mac Pro.
I have installed a Sata card from OWC to use the extra Sata ports on the motherboard. I added a Matrox MX02 card to use this Mac Pro as an injest station for video production. I also added a CompressHD Matrox card to speed up h.264 compression. You can't get that functionality from an iMac (even a brnad new Core i7 one)and that's one of the reasons I like this machine so much - its expandability.
The great thing is you can add more RAM or faster/more hard drives to give these machines more life. I just added a new SSD drive to the mix to be my start up drive and am pleased with the new speed.
The options this Mac Pro gives you really make it a strong contender if you're looking for something that's a little cheaper than the brand new models. There's still plenty of tread on these tires even as the machine moves on from the Applecare years to year 4 and hopefully many more to come.
I've been spec'ing out a new computer for my small home recording studio and also to do some video editing and DVD burning. I love to work on Macs and have 3 other Apple comptuers (Macbook Pro, Mac Mini) in my house. I knew I needed more power than the iMac but couldn't afford a new Mac Pro from Apple. The MA356LL/A is a few years old, but still specs out MUCH better than anything off the shelf from big box stores. The Xeon processors are server grade. I love this machine, and can't wait to start taxing the processors and getting some use of it's speed.
Bought a computer to work smarter,not harder latley?
I did, the Macintosh is a great OS for those that enjoy having a little creative freedom. It's compatibility ,and capacity have been unsurpassed.
The good and bad and solutions, on the unit I got -
3 big hard-drives, lots of RAM, fairly quick pick-up or easy to learn OS and more ram can be added. Cross platform compatability on several programs and very User friendly. Connects to two Television Sets or Monitors as is.
No OS pre installed , along with a slightly damaged case and few USB ports (2 USB on front 3 on back)
Solutions to the bad news:
I knew it did not come with a pre installed OS, so I ordered one and had it waiting when the computer got to me , and happened to have a USB hub that solved the few USB issue.(2 usb ports also on mac keyboard I got a while back as well)
As far as learning the new OS I installed ,it just works better on a MAC .
Purchased this used and its proven to be a great buy. It shipped with two 2.66ghz dual core Xeons (Quad core), 4 gigs of FB-DDR2 (8 x 512mb) and Nvidia 7300 GT 256mb video card.
Build quality is world class.
Whisper quiet, and much more so than my Powermac G5 dual 2.5ghz and any Win PC I've ever owned.
Compatible with a boatload of software, and no preference for Universal or Intel only SW. Shipped with Leopard and had a seamless upgrade to Snow Leopard.
Did I say it's fast! Handles multimedia tasks with ease and even equals or bests my much newer Win 7 Pro 64-bit PC.
Can handle 32gb of ram.
Software updates rock; there are not 100+ options, when compared to the Win world.
Community support is impressive; resources, resources, resources.
Using Parallels Desktop 5.0 and can run OS X and Windows side-by-side.
Getting under the hood can be a bit of a drag, requires a few extra steps that seem counterintuitive.
Generates a little bit of heat - to be expected; this thing is BIG.
Stock video card is not impressive, even from 5 years ago - upgrading soon.
Needs a couple more rear USB ports.
If Apple ever embraces bluray, Mac Pro can be a Win PC killer!
Pricey - ouch. (OK, it's worth it, so more about the wallet than the ROI).
I bought this product to stay up to date with the capacity of a fast processor and massive memory storage. I actually like everything about this product. This product compares to other products and it performance is outstanding..