I would never have been able to do this on a regular PC. But on the new Mac Pro, it was so easy!
I am talking about being able to open up the machine and with mighty ease add additional hardware. I just did that by opening my Mac Pro and adding an extra hard drive for file back-up
The Mac Pro has four internal bays for hard drives, three of which are free for you to add more as you please. It is so easy! Like I said earlier, I would never have imagined doing that on my old PC. Apple just makes it so simple to do. No wires to worry about.
Here’s how easy it is. All I had to do was to slide out the aluminum carrier from one of the drive bays. I then attach the aluminum carrier onto the new hard drive via these tiny screws. I then slide the carrier back in, powerup the machine and format the drive! I am done!
I use the new hard drive for Time Machine, Apple’s automatic back-up software. I was planning on getting an external hard drive for that, but why waste the available drive bay on my Mac Pro?
I still have two drive bays vacant, so I might get two more hard drives in the future: one to clone my system so that I will have a running system in case my main drive fails, and one for all my files.
I tell you, I am becoming more Mac savvy every minute I spend with these machines. I can’t say enough how grateful I am that a company like this exist for enthusiast like me.
There’s more to upgrade, such as RAM and, should I choose to, another DVD drive. But that is not a priority right now. At its current configuration, my system is A-OK. And so am I!