GeForce GTX 285 for Mac with Mavericks OK on Mac Pro early-2008?

GeForce GTX 285 for Mac with Mavericks OK on Mac Pro early-2008?

I am running a GTX 285 video card in an Early 2008 Mac Pro under Mavericks with no problems whatsoever.  I get all the usual start up screens and the Alt-Boot screen as well.
Tom

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  • Hardware for Mac Pro early 2008

    Hi there
    We have very old Macs at our university. We will renew them next year, however we need to hook up our magnificent video monitors to Premiere Pro CC. There is only DVI and FireWire signal out, no thunderbolt. Inputs on the monitor are HD SDI and HDMI.
    I´m sure there must be Hardware for this Mac Pro (2008) in order to connect to monitor digitally. I´m sure there were options when Adobe Premiere Pro CS3 was the current version back in 2008. Any ideas?
    Jon

    I have already connected two monitors via a DVI “hub”. So they are up and running fine.
    The hub don´t have any more outputs of any kind. Also I´m not sure if the quality would be good enough for the monitor output.
    Now I also realised that there is no HDMI input on the monitor, only HD SDI.
    Please look at photo here for info on my current graphics card.
    Best,
    Jon
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  • External graphic card for mac pro (early 2008)

    I have a Mac Pro (early 2008) where the graphics card seems to be dead.
    I have no replacement and a new one is a little too expensive for what I'm gonna use it for. (400$).
    Also the harddrive died.
    So now I have an unconfigured Mac Pro with no display.
    I can't figure out if there is a way to boot it and have it somehow share its screen during a first install?
    Is there an external USB/firewire graphics card that will act as a master display output already when plugged in?

    macvidcards on ebay can held on gpu, and disk drives are easy and shouldbe aregular yearly upgrade

  • Best graphics card for Mac Pro Early 2008?

    I have a Mac Pro Early 2008 with the default graphics card (ATI Radeon HD 2600), and would like to make an upgrade to a better graphics card that will run games smoothly. I'm not an expert with computers at all, but all I know is I would like to buy a graphics card for around $200-$300 (If it's more expensive then that's ok, but preferrably this price range) that will get me the best performance possible. I play games like Minecraft, Skyrim, and Team Fortress 2. Thank you for any help/recommendations you can provide!
    Also, I wasn't sure which section to post this in, but feel free to move this thread.

    Also, to provide more information (not sure if needed), I have dual monitors and the following specs:
    Processor  2 x 2.8 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon
    Memory  16 GB 667 MHz DDR2 FB-DIMM
    Graphics  ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT 256 MB
    My two displays are LG ULTRAWIDE Display (2560 x 1080) and LED Cinema Display (24-inch, Late 2008, 1920 x 1200)

  • ESata card for Mac Pro (Early 2008)

    I am looking for another two port eSata card for my Mac Pro (Early 2008) model. The card I ordered before Christmas from Amazon (UK) has just arrived but doesn't fit (Lacie eSATA PCI CARD)
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/LaCie-130823-eSATA-PCI-Card/dp/B001O9KEKM/ref=sr11?ie=UTF8&qid=1294318895&sr=8-1
    It's only for two drives I use from time to time to back up my HD Video (personal family stuff only).
    Any recommendations?
    Many thanks, Matt

    I have the Sonnet E2P in my Mac Pro Early 2008. Also available in UK from here:
    http://www.macupgrades.co.uk/store/productinfo.php?productsid=421
    And "Yes": that arrangement is the PCI-Express card connector - that's what you need.
    !http://www.macupgrades.co.uk/store/images/381-img-main.jpg!
    It's definitely a Mac card - Sonnet product page here has latest drivers, etc.:
    http://www.sonnettech.com/product/temposatae2p.html
    (Currently = v 1.2.5)
    Edit: you could always use one of these:
    http://www.macupgrades.co.uk/store/productinfo.php?productsid=511
    !http://www.macupgrades.co.uk/store/images/466-img-main.jpg!
    It extends the unused motherboard SATA ports to the back panel. Cheaper, but requires you to partially disassemble your Mac Pro to install it, and the drives thus attached are NOT swappable while your Mac Pro is powered on - necessitating a power-cycling of your Mac to mount/unmount drives connected to this card.
    With the E2P you can mount/unmount drives without powering off your Mac. I'd go with the E2P!

  • Thoughts on Inateck 4 Ports PCI-E to USB 3.0 Expansion Card for Mac Pro (Early 2008 to 2012 Late Version)

    Anyone adding USB 3 ports to the older Mac Pro desktop towers?
    I looked at HighPoint, Orinico and StarTek but I'm leaning towards Inateck given their recent PCI-E board update specifically for Mac Pro.
    Anyone have any USB 3 recommendations or horror stories?  I've got all 4 internal drive bays taken so I don't think I can easily get power to the board, so I'm hoping the internal PCI-E power will be enough for most USB 3 devices.
    thanks,
    Stephen

    There is one that seems to be popular that works with 10.8.2 and above.
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1501482&highlight=usb3+pcie

  • Upgrade advice for Mac Pro early 2008 needed

    I've upgraded to 14 GB ram but my old 2008 Mac Pro (2 x 2.8 GHz Quad-core) now definitely needs replacing. As I want to keep my high end NEC monitor (I work with print design and don't like glossy screens) I wonder if a new Mac Pro is the only realistic option? They're a bit above my budget really but not sure that the top end Mac mini (2.3GHz quad-core Intel Core i7) will be a lot more powerful than what I have now.
    I'm working mainly in the Adobe creative suite. Any advice much appreciated.

    Just canceled the order. However I finally got to speak to a tech support guy that seemed a bit more knowledgeable. For less money, and (he said) a better way to go, he recommended the Mercury Accelsior_E2
    PCI Express SSD. The 120 GB is $299.
    Specs here:
    http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/SSD/PCIe/OWC/Mercury_Accelsior/Buy_Now
    I'll look into the Tempo Pro and compare. Grant mentions that some users have been having trouble getting a PCIe SSD mounted strategy to boot consistently - that concerns me. Grant, can you point me to reports? How have you come by this info?
    Hatter - I probably will only use one SSD to get me through the next year or two. Then I'll upgrade. Hatter, the Tempo Pro appears to only be a card adapter, and the SSDs are addtional, correct? The card itself runs $234.
    I am looking at the MacRumors review of the OWC and Tempo products too.

  • Upgrading a Video Card for Mac Pro (Early 2008)

    I have little experience upgrading systems hardware and I was hoping to get some input as I try to figure out a cost effective card for my 2008 mac.
    What I have:
    * 2 x 2.8 GHz Quad-Core Intel
    * ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT
    * with OSX 10.10.2 Yosemite
    . . . so far I am looking at the 5770 HD to be a likely replacement if I buy the right one (some, if I'm understanding correctly, aren't compatible because they were flashed for older systems or are simply defective and so require selective shopping— hence, they were not officially supported).  Also, I am unsure if OS Yosemite runs the older cards.
    I work with Photoshop, Illustrator, and play games like Starcraft2 and WoW.
    My question is:
    Which video cards are compatible with my system and what would be the best replacement?  . . . and will I have to downgrade from OS Yosemite to run certain cards?
    Thanks in advance!

    Hi there, welcome to the community.
    My advice to you, to achieve cost effective performance, would be to use any vanilla NVIDIA graphics card. Newer versions of Mac OS X have drivers that should be compatible with the card out of the box. The only downside to using a non-mac specific card is that you wont see the boot up process, as the graphics card wont be initialized until the system is completely loaded. If this concerns you, leave your old card in one of the slower, unused slots if possible.
    If you are worried about compatibility, I would recommend purchasing at Best Buy, where you can take advantage of their return policy.
    For more info, check out:
    How to breathe new life into a dying Mac Pro | iMore

  • Graphics card upgrade options for Mac Pro (early 2008) Model 3.1

    Hi,
    What are my options if I wish to upgrade the stock graphics card? I seem to remember there being one that was about £80 but I can no longer check as the site is only listing the 2009 mac pros now.
    Any assistance would be gratefully received!

    Your current options are:
    ATI 2600
    Nvidia 8800
    Nvidia 5600
    Or third-party ATI 3870 Mac/PC Edition.
    Presumably the new ATI 4870 will work in the Early 2008 MP, but requires OS X 10.5.7 which is not yet released. You can find benchmarks at Bare Feats.

  • Dual Monitor not working for Mac Pro (Early 2008)

    Upon upgrading from Lion to Mountain Lion yesterday I lost the ability to use my secondary monitor. Checking in System Preferences it indicates that it only sees one monitor, but nothing has changed with my hardware configuration. Is anyone else having this problem?
    Hardware specs:
    Processor  2 x 2.8 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon
    Memory  26 GB 800 MHz DDR2 FB-DIMM
    Graphics  ATI Radeon X1900 XT 15 MB
    Software  OS X 10.8 (12A269)

    Not sure if this has any relation to yours, but I thought I would throw it out there...
    After installing Mountain Lion, the secondary monitor for my 27" iMac would not wake up after the computer slept. In the System Preferences, there was only the main display listed. The secondary monitor was visible from a cold boot, but disappeared once the computer slept and was woken up.
    I found that waking the system with the Magic Trackpad would not also wake the second monitor. When I wake the computer by using the keyboard, the second monitor wakes normally! I've repeated this several times... Strange.

  • Graphics card Mac Pro (Early 2008) What is supported

    I desperatly need a new Graphics Card for my Early 2008 Mac Pro.
    Bellow are the listed and supported graphics cards from apple site.
    None of the cards listed for early 2008 is possible (Very hard) to get here in Norway.
    I've read some treads here saying that ATI Radeon HD 5870 will work on Early 2008 Mac Pro.
    - Can someone please verify that this will work?
    - On the Note for early 2009 The radeon HD 5870 card requires Mac OS X v10.6.4 or later and it requires the use of both auxiliary power connections?
    Both auxiliary power connections. Do Early 2008 Mac Pro have this possibility?
    Graphics cards for Mac Pro (Early 2008)
    ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT
    NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT (part number 630-9191 or 630-9897)
    NVIDIA Quadro FX 5600
    ATI Radeon HD 4870, offered as an upgrade kit
    Note: The Radeon HD 4870 card requires Mac OS X v10.5.7 or later for use with the Mac Pro (Early 2008).
    Graphics cards for Mac Pro (Early 2009)
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 120
    ATI Radeon HD 4870
    ATI Radeon HD 5870, offered as an upgrade kit
    Note: The radeon HD 5870 card requires Mac OS X v10.6.4 or later and it requires the use of both auxiliary power connections.

    Robban1978,
    I have 27 Apple Mac Pro's (between work/office, home, and clients), and have four Apple Mac Pro's (just at home) and I have purchased the Diamond Radeon HD 7970 graphics cards (7970PE53GHZ) for each of the 27 computers and the graphics cards do work great in all of my Apple Mac Pro computers (2008, 2010, and two 2012 Apple Mac Pro).
    The only problem is that I have to boot directly into Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8 to use the graphics cards because Diamond/Radeon/AMD have not released graphics drivers for the Radeon 7970 for OS X 10.8.x Mountain Lion (as of yet?)
    See here: https://discussions.apple.com/message/20289120
    See here: https://discussions.apple.com/message/20289931
    See here:  https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4391012
    Hopefully AMD/Radeon/Diamond will release updated graphics drivers for OS X 10.8.x Mountain Lion, and I believe the Diamond Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition graphics card is probably the best graphics card out on the market (based on it's price/performance), the only problem/issue is there are no OS X 10.8.x Mountain Lion drivers for the Radeon HD 7970 series graphics cards yet.
    Hopefully AMD/Radeon/Diamond will work on developing and releasing OS X 10.8.x Mountain Lion drivers.

  • MAC PRO (Early 2008) RAID CARD ISSUE - SYSTEM FREEZEHello (hopefully someone can shed some light on my issue)  I own as above a MAC PRO (Early 2008) this has a RAID card installed along with two 15k.7 cheetah hdd (320gb) and a spare drive, (which i m

    Hello (hopefully someone can shed some light on my issue)
    I own as above a MAC PRO (Early 2008) this has a RAID card installed along with two 15k.7 cheetah hdd (320gb) and a spare drive, (which i made a regular drive)
    a while ago i had to replace the RAID card battery, so i did this, over a year later the same thing happened again, but as previous just left it and the system seemed fine for ages, until last night i was working in PHOTOSHOP and everything just froze and the screen kind of appeared GREEN, could not do a single thing. So restarted the mac, this time grey screen for ages and a message appeared, (macs version of blue screen) (see attached).
    I restarted the machine and this time a flashing question mark folder!
    could not do a thing.
    so i found my copy of snow leopard and got the computer to run this and at least launch the DISK UTILITY and (Interestingly in the drop down menu RAID UTILITY was also in the menu) but it did not matter which utility i used the (RAID or DISK) neither could see any of drives, just the dvd drive.
    so looked around on you tube and various forums and discovered if i take out the RAID CARD and re-plug the main lead from the RAID card back in to the LOGIC BOARD I would be reverting the MAC to a normal regular non-RAID computer.
    After performing this HARDWARE task and inserting all three HDD, and running the DISK utility from the drop down menu via the SNOW LEOPARD disc.
    (interestingly since the RAID card had been removed the RAID UTILITY  from the drop down menu no longer appeared). running disk utility I can now only see the regular (spare) hdd and DVD Drive, but the two RAID HDD , again, still do not show up DISK UTILITY?
    O.K. so i could chuck out the RAID card (AND RAID HDD) and just go with a regular set-up, and run a back restore from Time Machine on a NEW hdd purchased.
    but what is wrong with the RAID, is the card at fault or are both HDD used for the RAID knackered? can i perform any tests, to see whats what?
    thanks for your help in advanced.

    hello people, the issue was in fact the GRAPHICS card nothing to do with the HDD or RAID system ( although this did cause issues with the RAID system it basically lost its way) below is my replay to another similar  problem some one else had!
    working in photoshop and then everything stopped working and the lot froze! only option was to force shutdown (via button).
    and try to restart, hoping all was fine, this was not the case :-(
    I had the added issue of the RAID card system, that i have, this was confused to say the lease and would not behave or work, causing the start up to hang.
    so i thought the HDD must be bust and the root cause. ( but soon learnt it was not the cause )
    ...bought a new HDD removed the RAID card and replugged the cable from RAID card into LOGIC board, ( making the computer act like any normal non-RAID system). I managed to install the OSX, using the snow leopard disk way. once the mac was running, i started to notice the screen would flicker and started to see 'artefacts'. so i started to reveal my symptoms to the web and forums and soon discovered that my graphics card could be the issue all along?.
    (nvidia geforce 8800gt 2x dvi).
    I read up on that a fix, could be either A. reply the thermal paste, as the card could be over heating or B. stick the card in the oven trick.
    Tried option A. first and nothing still issues, so last night took the plunge carried out option B. and ta da it worked! i even managed to run
    from my new HDD my lasted install OS X, absolutely fine. I then thought, maybe i could repair my RAID so replugged all the HARDWARD back in and
    carried out a disk repair and disk permissions on drives( took a small amount of time), via the SNOW LEOPARD disc - (Disk utilities) and this worked and now have my system working as it was just over 6 days ago.
    what was the cost to get this?  bought a new hdd so 40.00gbp and thermal paste and cleaner kit ( your still need to do this ) search video card trick on you tube.
    and renew thermal paste, approx 15.00gbp, technically i don't need the new HDD, but it was all part of the trial and error way i went. ( i do have extra storage as a result!)"

  • Black Screen for Install of Windows 7 on Mac Pro Early 2008

    I have a mac pro early 2008 with lion 10.7.4 and boot camp 4.0.3 I think... anyways the problem I have is when I am in boot camp, and configure the HDD partition, then the machine reboots... when it reboots and starts up boot from the install DVD (legit retail copy) I just get a black screen on both monitors. No curser, nothing just a black screen, same as I get when the machine is off! the little white LED lights are on and nothing...
    I can hear the DVD spinning up and down a few times then that just stops too...
    I have tried resetting the PRAM, pulling the power and watch battery inside for a few minutes, I tried the "fix" that is online for the imac problem with the answerfile and got no different resutls with anything, still the same probelm.
    I have the OEM ATI Radeon video card 512MB.
    * as a side note, I was never able to download the windows support drivers prior to trying the install... I tried and tried for the last two days so this time I "unchekced" that box and just went for the install...
    Any help will be greatly appriciated, thank you :-)
    Mike

    Hey Hatter, I know this is a little old but I've just picked up this thread and I wonder if you can help. I get the same issue as:
    JRASupport
    Jun 28, 2012 1:56 PM 
    I have a mac pro early 2008 with lion 10.7.4 and boot camp 4.0.3 I think... anyways the problem I have is when I am in boot camp, and configure the HDD partition, then the machine reboots... when it reboots and starts up boot from the install DVD (legit retail copy) I just get a black screen on both monitors. No curser, nothing just a black screen, same as I get when the machine is off! the little white LED lights are on and nothing...
    I get that dreaded black screen following partioning of my drive on the Windows 7 install on Mavericks on a Macbook Pro late-2008 (MBP5,1) but I'm at a loss to work out where the solution lies in the thread! ;-(
    To date I've spent about 5 days going back and forth trying all sorts of combinations, including the obvious:
    - removing bootcamp 5 and reverting to 4
    - installing the imac drivers
    A HUGE thanks if you can offer any help as I'm at the end of my tether...!
    Adam
    BTW I'm working off USB with 32 bit Windows 7 ISO

  • Can't install montain lion, mavericks or yosemite on my mac pro early 2008 8core

    I tried installing mountain lion mavericks and yosemite on my mac pro early 2008 I upgraded the video card to see if that was the problems and still the same the problem is that after installing even during install the mouse moves super slow and the keyboard won't work at all so I can't entern
    any information this is with a clean install and even if I update  lion it does the same everything works fine on  lion 10.7.5 problems there does any one know what could be the issue here? I'm only running one monitor and its the 30 inch cinema display here are the specst of my machine excuse my grammar and spelling it was never my favorite subject
      Model Name: Mac Pro
      Model Identifier: MacPro3,1
      Processor Name: Quad-Core Intel Xeon
      Processor Speed: 2.8 GHz
      Number of Processors: 2
      Total Number of Cores: 8
      L2 Cache (per Processor): 12 MB
      Memory: 8 GB
      Bus Speed: 1.6 GHz
      Boot ROM Version: MP31.006C.B05
      SMC Version (system): 1.25f4
      Serial Number (system): G881111VXYK
      Hardware UUID: 714C0BE4-9A35-5C33-BF74-0F55F7C31B5F
    AMD Radeon HD 6870:
      Chipset Model: AMD Radeon HD 6870
      Type: GPU
      Bus: PCIe
      Slot: Slot-1
      PCIe Lane Width: x16
      VRAM (Total): 1024 MB
      Vendor: ATI (0x1002)
      Device ID: 0x6738
      Revision ID: 0x0000
      ROM Revision: 007-NETKAS-ORG
      EFI Driver Version: 01.00.507
      Displays:
    Cinema HD:
      Display Type: LCD
      Resolution: 2560 x 1600
      Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888)
      Display Serial Number: CY03018WXMP
      Main Display: Yes
      Mirror: Off
      Online: Yes
      Rotation: Supported
      ECC: Enabled
    DIMM Riser B/DIMM 1:
      Size: 2 GB
      Type: DDR2 FB-DIMM
      Speed: 667 MHz
      Status: OK
      Manufacturer: 0x014F
      Part Number: 0x5453324741504D41435038502D5420202020
      Serial Number: 0x00031CFB
    DIMM Riser B/DIMM 2:
      Size: 2 GB
      Type: DDR2 FB-DIMM
      Speed: 667 MHz
      Status: OK
      Manufacturer: 0x014F
      Part Number: 0x5453324741504D41435038502D5420202020
      Serial Number: 0x00031CFB
    DIMM Riser A/DIMM 1:
      Size: 1 GB
      Type: DDR2 FB-DIMM
      Speed: 667 MHz
      Status: OK
      Manufacturer: 0x80AD
      Part Number: 0x48594D5035313241373243503844332D5335
      Serial Number: 0x01431026
    DIMM Riser A/DIMM 2:
      Size: 1 GB
      Type: DDR2 FB-DIMM
      Speed: 667 MHz
      Status: OK
      Manufacturer: 0x80AD
      Part Number: 0x48594D5035313241373243503844332D5935
      Serial Number: 0x57656411
    DIMM Riser B/DIMM 3:
      Size: Empty
      Type: Empty
      Speed: Empty
      Status: Empty
      Manufacturer: Empty
      Part Number: Empty
      Serial Number: Empty
    DIMM Riser B/DIMM 4:
      Size: Empty
      Type: Empty
      Speed: Empty
      Status: Empty
      Manufacturer: Empty
      Part Number: Empty
      Serial Number: Empty
    DIMM Riser A/DIMM 3:
      Size: 1 GB
      Type: DDR2 FB-DIMM
      Speed: 667 MHz
      Status: OK
      Manufacturer: 0x80AD
      Part Number: 0x48594D5035313241373243503844332D5335
      Serial Number: 0x01172313
    DIMM Riser A/DIMM 4:
      Size: 1 GB
      Type: DDR2 FB-DIMM
      Speed: 667 MHz
      Status: OK
      Manufacturer: 0x80AD
      Part Number: 0x48594D5035313241373243503844332D5335
      Serial Number: 0x01172714
    Intel ESB2 AHCI:
      Vendor: Intel
      Product: ESB2 AHCI
      Link Speed: 3 Gigabit
      Negotiated Link Speed: 3 Gigabit
      Description: AHCI Version 1.10 Supported
    WDC WD5000AAKS-00A7B0:
      Capacity: 500.11 GB (500,107,862,016 bytes)
      Model: WDC WD5000AAKS-00A7B0                 
      Revision: 01.03B01
      Serial Number:     WD-WMASY0158891
      Native Command Queuing: Yes
      Queue Depth: 32
      Removable Media: No
      Detachable Drive: No
      BSD Name: disk2
      Medium Type: Rotational
      Bay Name: Bay 1
      Partition Map Type: GPT (GUID Partition Table)
      S.M.A.R.T. status: Verified
      Volumes:
    disk2s1:
      Capacity: 209.7 MB (209,715,200 bytes)
      BSD Name: disk2s1
      Content: EFI
    HD:
      Capacity: 499.25 GB (499,248,103,424 bytes)
      Available: 484.82 GB (484,820,348,928 bytes)
      Writable: Yes
      File System: Journaled HFS+
      BSD Name: disk2s2
      Mount Point: /Volumes/HD
      Content: Apple_HFS
    Recovery HD:
      Capacity: 650 MB (650,002,432 bytes)
      BSD Name: disk2s3
      Content: Apple_Boot
    WDC WD5000AAKS-00A7B0:
      Capacity: 500.11 GB (500,107,862,016 bytes)
      Model: WDC WD5000AAKS-00A7B0                 
      Revision: 01.03B01
      Serial Number:     WD-WMASY0158891
      Native Command Queuing: Yes
      Queue Depth: 32
      Removable Media: No
      Detachable Drive: No
      BSD Name: disk2
      Medium Type: Rotational
      Bay Name: Bay 1
      Partition Map Type: GPT (GUID Partition Table)
      S.M.A.R.T. status: Verified
      Volumes:
    disk2s1:
      Capacity: 209.7 MB (209,715,200 bytes)
      BSD Name: disk2s1
      Content: EFI
    HD:
      Capacity: 499.25 GB (499,248,103,424 bytes)
      Available: 484.82 GB (484,820,348,928 bytes)
      Writable: Yes
      File System: Journaled HFS+
      BSD Name: disk2s2
      Mount Point: /Volumes/HD
      Content: Apple_HFS
    Recovery HD:
      Capacity: 650 MB (650,002,432 bytes)
      BSD Name: disk2s3
      Content: Apple_Boot
    Intel ESB2 AHCI:
      Vendor: Intel
      Product: ESB2 AHCI
      Link Speed: 3 Gigabit
      Negotiated Link Speed: 3 Gigabit
      Description: AHCI Version 1.10 Supported
    HDS725050KLA360:
      Capacity: 500.11 GB (500,107,862,016 bytes)
      Model: HDS725050KLA360                       
      Revision: K2AOAB5A
      Serial Number:       KRVN67ZBHBEEAH
      Native Command Queuing: Yes
      Queue Depth: 32
      Removable Media: No
      Detachable Drive: No
      BSD Name: disk1
      Medium Type: Rotational
      Bay Name: Bay 2
      Partition Map Type: MBR (Master Boot Record)
      S.M.A.R.T. status: Verified
      Volumes:
    UNTITLED 1:
      Capacity: 500.11 GB (500,107,860,992 bytes)
      Available: 449.41 GB (449,412,988,928 bytes)
      Writable: Yes
      File System: MS-DOS FAT32
      BSD Name: disk1s1
      Mount Point: /Volumes/UNTITLED 1
      Content: DOS_FAT_32
    HDS725050KLA360:
      Capacity: 500.11 GB (500,107,862,016 bytes)
      Model: HDS725050KLA360                       
      Revision: K2AOAB5A
      Serial Number:       KRVN67ZBHBEEAH
      Native Command Queuing: Yes
      Queue Depth: 32
      Removable Media: No
      Detachable Drive: No
      BSD Name: disk1
      Medium Type: Rotational
      Bay Name: Bay 2
      Partition Map Type: MBR (Master Boot Record)
      S.M.A.R.T. status: Verified
      Volumes:
    UNTITLED 1:
      Capacity: 500.11 GB (500,107,860,992 bytes)
      Available: 449.41 GB (449,412,988,928 bytes)
      Writable: Yes
      File System: MS-DOS FAT32
      BSD Name: disk1s1
      Mount Point: /Volumes/UNTITLED 1
      Content: DOS_FAT_32
    Intel ESB2 AHCI:
      Vendor: Intel
      Product: ESB2 AHCI
      Link Speed: 3 Gigabit
      Negotiated Link Speed: 3 Gigabit
      Description: AHCI Version 1.10 Supported
    HDS725050KLA360:
      Capacity: 500.11 GB (500,107,862,016 bytes)
      Model: HDS725050KLA360                       
      Revision: K2AOAB5A
      Serial Number:       KRVN67ZAK1RKSF
      Native Command Queuing: Yes
      Queue Depth: 32
      Removable Media: No
      Detachable Drive: No
      BSD Name: disk0
      Medium Type: Rotational
      Bay Name: Bay 3
      Partition Map Type: GPT (GUID Partition Table)
      S.M.A.R.T. status: Verified
      Volumes:
    disk0s1:
      Capacity: 209.7 MB (209,715,200 bytes)
      BSD Name: disk0s1
      Content: EFI
    machd:
      Capacity: 499.25 GB (499,248,103,424 bytes)
      Available: 372.42 GB (372,419,407,872 bytes)
      Writable: Yes
      File System: Journaled HFS+
      BSD Name: disk0s2
      Mount Point: /
      Content: Apple_HFS
    Recovery HD:
      Capacity: 650 MB (650,002,432 bytes)
      BSD Name: disk0s3
      Content: Apple_Boot
    HDS725050KLA360:
      Capacity: 500.11 GB (500,107,862,016 bytes)
      Model: HDS725050KLA360                       
      Revision: K2AOAB5A
      Serial Number:       KRVN67ZAK1RKSF
      Native Command Queuing: Yes
      Queue Depth: 32
      Removable Media: No
      Detachable Drive: No
      BSD Name: disk0
      Medium Type: Rotational
      Bay Name: Bay 3
      Partition Map Type: GPT (GUID Partition Table)
      S.M.A.R.T. status: Verified
      Volumes:
    disk0s1:
      Capacity: 209.7 MB (209,715,200 bytes)
      BSD Name: disk0s1
      Content: EFI
    machd:
      Capacity: 499.25 GB (499,248,103,424 bytes)
      Available: 372.42 GB (372,419,407,872 bytes)
      Writable: Yes
      File System: Journaled HFS+
      BSD Name: disk0s2
      Mount Point: /
      Content: Apple_HFS
    Recovery HD:
      Capacity: 650 MB (650,002,432 bytes)
      BSD Name: disk0s3
      Content: Apple_Boot
    Intel ESB2 AHCI:
      Vendor: Intel
      Product: ESB2 AHCI
      Link Speed: 3 Gigabit
      Description: AHCI Version 1.10 Supported
    Intel ESB2 AHCI:
      Vendor: Intel
      Product: ESB2 AHCI
      Link Speed: 3 Gigabit
      Description: AHCI Version 1.10 Supported
    Intel ESB2 AHCI:
      Vendor: Intel
      Product: ESB2 AHCI
      Link Speed: 3 Gigabit
      Description: AHCI Version 1.10 Supported

    Try this:
    clone your system and repair it with Disk Warrior instead
    Or try a clean test system install on another drive
    A must: SmcFanControl 2.2 - a mere 400 rpm extra to keep air cooling up
    Try to run w/o externals. MyBook included.
    Is that a 7200.11 1TB? they had a lot of issues.
    Run AHT off your OEM DVD.
    2008 had to have EFI and SMC updates to deal with freezes on wake from sleep, and like all models, high inrush current.  Hopefully you have a UPS and is 1500VA unit.
    When you do hard restart from power button, you almost certainly add more directory errors and to files requiring immediate attention to repair and rebuild the directory; and to scan and repair and delete cache and temp files and folders. A must. Invest in bootable backups SuperDuper along with Disk Warrior (or TechTool Pro 6, maybe Drive Genius 3 but I'd rate that #3).
    TimeMachine has its own bad habits, especially with Green drives and some externals.
    Try to rule out everything and then add back one at a time.
    And it may just be time to replace the 8800, very common, a couple threads this week, and it is 3 yrs old.  Might want ATI 5870 or 5770.

  • Mac Pro early 2008 2 x 2.8GHz Quad Core 10.7.5, replaced 4 x 500ghds with 4 x 3Tb and Raid card Raid5 them OK but can not load time machine back up as it does not see any of the 4 drives, neither does disc utilities, any thoughts?

    On my Mac Pro, early 2008 2 x 2.8GHz Quad Core 10.7.5, replaced 4 x 500ghds with 4 x 3Tb. The Raid card Raid 5ed them OK but can not load time machine back up as it does not see any of the 4 drives, neither does disc utilities, any thoughts?

    You don't see drives when using a hardware RAID only the volumes.
    WD Green are not suitable for hardware RAID (or software RAID for that matter).
    USB2 and TimeMachine are a disaster waiting to happen. I've used SATA (internal) and eSATA (using SATA PCIe cards) trouble-free.
    I can't say I begin to understand your use or "choosing the install drive for the backup"
    Install what?
    You don't load TimeMachine. Maybe seems minor but that is not how to describe the behavior of software.
    You read FAQ and How To http://www.apple.com/support/timemachine
    Time Machine’s Gory Details:
    https://www.apple.com/support/timemachine/
    TimeMachine 101
    https://support.apple.com/kb/HT1427
    Lion Recovry & TimeMachine
    http://www.apple.com/support/lion/installrecovery/
    http://www.apple.com/support/lion/
    How To Restore Your System
    http://pondini.org/TM/14.htmlMac OS X v10.7 Lion
    Pondini's Blog: Time Machine - Troubleshooting -- B5.  Would you like to inherit (or re-use) the backup . . . ?

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