Mac brain transplant
August 5, 2012 11:59 PM Subscribe
Can I just take the guts out of my old Mac Pro and put them in my new Mac Pro?
posted by stewiethegreat to computers & internet (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm upgrading from an early 2009 quad-core Nehalem 2.66ghz Mac Pro (MB871LL/A) to a mid-2012 quad core 3.2ghz Mac Pro (MD770LL/A). They both use 1066 ecc ram.
I have two RAID 0 arrays in the four internal drive bays, a fifth HD in the spare optical bay, four SDRAM modules at 2gb each, a second NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 video card in PCI slot 2, and an eSATA card in PCI slot 4.
Is there any reason that I wouldn't be able to transplant the hard drives and PCI cards out of my old computer and put them in the new one and boot it up without running Migration Assistant? I'm running Snow Leopard 10.6.8 on the old one.
Thank you hive mind!