2009 5,1 6-Core Mac Pro

Configure Your 2009 5,1 6-Core Mac Pro

  • Processor

    The 64-bit Intel Xeon 'Westmere' 6-core processors have six independent processor cores for the ultimate in power and performance. It supports Hyper-Threading which allows two threads to run simultaneously on each core -- so Mac OS recognizes twelve total cores on this model, six real and six virtual. It also supports "Turbo Boost" which automatically boosts the processor speed based on workload - so if an application is only using one of the six cores it will automatically increase the speed of the core in use and turn off the unused cores.


    The single-processor Mac Pro supports up to 48GB of DDR3 ECC memory in four slots. Choose more memory to improve overall system performance.

    All memory sets are new.

    PCIe SSD / Flash Storage (Boot Drive)

    Apple produced the Mac Pro with a SATA II (3GB/s) onboard drive bay controller. New SSDs are SATA III (6GB/s). Upgrading your SSD(s) from the onboard SATA II controller to a PCI-Express based SATA III controller will allow the SSD to perform at full speed; achieving up to double the speed.

    SATA II SSD's (Drive Bay) offer a max theoretical transfer rate of: read 285Mbps, write 275Mbps.
    SATA III SSD's (PCIe) offer a max theoretical transfer rate of: read 550Mbps, write 520Mbps.

    The new 'cylinder' Mac Pros use the newest technology flash storage drives. Via a proprietary system, we install the super fast flash storage drives in the tower Mac Pro. These drives achieve 1500MB/s as a single drive and up to 4000MB/s in striped-RAID configuration.

    Since these drives will be installed on a PCI-Express slot, the 4 drive bays will be free. Thus, allowing the SSD/flash boot drive plus 4x hard drives.

    Hard Drive / SSD - Bay 1 more info

    Your Mac Pro includes four drive bays, allowing you to configure it with up to 24TB of storage using 7200-rpm SATA 3Gb/s drives, up to 8TB of storage using high-performance solid-state drives (SSD), or any combination of each type of drive. Configure each drive bay separately.

    Upgrading your boot drive from a hard drive to a solid-state drive will generate up to 3x faster boot time, 5x faster import/open/saving of large files, and 5x faster application start-up.

    All hard drives and solid-state drives are new.

    Hard Drive / SSD - Bay 2

    Configure the second drive bay with an additional hard drive or solid-state drive.

    Hard Drive / SSD - Bay 3

    Configure the third drive bay with an additional hard drive or solid-state drive.

    Hard Drive / SSD - Bay 4

    Configure the fourth drive bay with an additional hard drive or solid-state drive.


    Configure your Mac Pro with PCI Express graphics cards. The Mac pro supports 3x of lower power consumption graphics cards to support up to 6x displays. Internally, performance grahics cards are limited to one per unit due to power restrictions. To install two or four performance graphics cards, such as the GTX series, contact us regarding our external GPU cluster.

    ATI Radeon (Compatibility: Leopard 10.5.8 to High Sierra 10.13)

    NVIDIA GTX Kepler (Compatibility: Mountain Lion 10.8 to Mojave 10.14)

    NVIDIA GTX Maxwell (Compatibility: Yosemite 10.10 to High Sierra 10.13)

    NVIDIA GTX Pascal (Compatibility: Sierra 10.12 and High Sierra 10.13)

    NVIDIA Quadro (Compatibility: Snow Leopard 10.6.8 to Mojave 10.14)

    Optical Drive - Upper

    Your Mac Pro comes standard with one 18x double-layer SuperDrive that burns and plays both CDs and DVDs.

    Optical Drive - Lower

    This bay is usually empty. Any of the following can be installed.

    USB 3.0 / USB-C / eSATA / 10GBe Ethernet

    The Mac Pro comes standard with five USB 2.0 ports, four Firewire 800 ports, and two Gigabit Ethernet ports.

    Enhance your Mac Pro with USB 3.0 (5GB/s), USB-C (10GB/s), and/or eSATA connections for external storage.


    Configure your Mac Pro with an AirPort Extreme Wi-Fi card using 802.11n technology to connect to wireless networks.


    Operating System

    Choose the operating system that best fits your software requirements.


    Apple ultrathin aluminum keyboard.

    Mouse and Magic Trackpad

    Apple mouse.

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  • Model Identifier 4,1 Default
    5,1 (Firmware Upgrade)
    Chassis Type Tower
    Chassis Model A1289
    Architecture 64-bit
    Processor Class Model 4,1 = Intel Xeon 'Nahelem'
    Model 5,1 = Intel Xeon 'Westmere'
    Processor Socket LGA1366
    Base Clock Speeds Single Quad-Core 3.33GHz
    Single 6-Core 2.66GHz/2.93GHz/3.33GHz/3.46GHz
    Memory Slots 4
    Memory Type Model 4,1 = DDR3 1066MHz ECC
    Model 5,1 = DDR3 1333MHz ECC
    Maximum Memory 64GB
    Drive Bays 4
    Drive Controller SATA 2 (3GB/S)
    Optical Bays 2
    Optical Controller SATA 2 (3GB/S)
    PCIe Expansion Four PCIe 2.0
    USB 2.0 2x Front
    3x Rear
    USB 3.0 Optional 4-port
    Firewire 400 None
    Firewire 400 to 800 Adapter Available
    Firewire 800 2x Front
    2x Rear
    Thunderbolt Not Supported
    Audio One Speaker/Headphone - Front
    One Speaker/Headphone - Rear
    One Optical Audio Out - Rear
    One Optical Audio In - Rear
    HDMI Optional (Graphics Card Upgrade)
    Network Dual Gigabit Ethernet
    Wi-Fi Optional
    Bluetooth Bluetooth 2.0
    Power Supply 980W
    Operating System Snow Leopard 10.6 - Mojave 10.14 (Latest)
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