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Apple Mac Pro:

8GB Memory | 500GB Storage

2.8GHz Eight Core Intel Xeon Processor

MA970LL/A (Early 2008)
Mac OS 10.11 'El Capitan' Supported

Used | Good Condition
System Configuration:
  • Memory:
    • 8GB (4 x 2.0GB) PC6400 800MHZ DDR2
  • Storage:
    • 500GB 7200RPM HDD
  • Optical Drive:
    • 16x SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
  • Networking:
    • Built-in Bluetooth 2.0 + Enhanced Data Rate
    • Built-in 10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet
  • Video:
    • NVIDIA GT120 graphics processor
    • One Mini DisplayPort, and one dual-link DVI port
  • Pre-Loaded/Licensed Software:
    • Pre-loaded with Apple OS X 10.5.8
      (Supported by Apple for up to Mac OS X 10.11 'El Capitan')
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OWC individually inspects and fully tests every pre-owned computer to confirm full functionality and accurate grading. All refurbishments and/or upgrades are performed by our Apple Certified Technicians. That's why OWC is the most trusted name in Mac refurbishments.
Experience huge savings on Mac Pro!
Any iteration of Mac Pro is a highly productive workhorse, and when purchased used, through OWC, you can count on all the horsepower at a fraction of the price of buying new. This Mac Pro offers the ultimate in expansion ease and upgradability with trouble-free access to four drive bays, memory, two optical drive bays and PCI Express card expansion. Add this Mac Pro powerhouse to your workflow at dramatic savings!
Powered by dual 2.8GHz Intel Xeon Processors (8 Total Cores)
Talk about oomph. This baby has some power and then some. More processor cores equals more tasks and projects you can do at once. You definitely have a lot power for years to come without feeling like your processor is holding you back.
8GB of Memory
This Mac Pro is champing at the bit to get to work. With 8GB of memory you can multi-task with efficiency and experience less lag time with launching and saving applications. If you need more memory, you can expand to 64GB with this model Mac Pro.
500GB 7200RPM Hard Drive
This machine comes with a 500GB 7200RPM hard drive, which is a great starting point for any machine. A hard drive is a great economical way to add and store tons of data to archive or work from. With three extra hard drive bays you can add more drives anytime you need to.
Apple SuperDrive
Optical drives? Yup. People still use these to create movies, economically store archived works, and more! This Apple SuperDrive is at the ready should any DVD or CD optical storage need arise. And this Mac Pro comes with a second optical drive bay as well so you can add Blu-ray capabilities, or another optical drive for disc-to-disc burning and duping.
ATI Radeon HD 4870 Video Card
With a dual-link DVI port and a mini DisplayPort you can connect a 30-inch Apple monitor and another display with resolutions up to 2560x1600. And with 512MB of GDDR5 graphics memory, this dedicated video powerhouse can display not only a tremendous amount of workspace on the displays, but has enough power for some heavy video crunching be it gaming, 3D, video editing, or more.
Gigabit Ethernet & Bluetooth Networking
This Mac Pro boast two RJ-45 ports which support 10/100/1000BASE-T (aka. Gigabit Ethernet) networks as well as Built-in Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) for use with wireless keyboards, mice and other Bluetooth-capable accessories.

*Note: While the download for OS X 10.11 'El Capitan' is free from the App Store, the App Store itself was not released until OS X 10.6. In order to upgrade the OS above v10.5.8, OS X 10.6 ( available from Apple ) will need to be installed first.


  • Apple Mac Pro
  • Upgrades pre-installed:
    • None
  • 6' power cable
  • Mac OS X 10.5.8 Pre-installed
Software restore disks, keyboard & mouse not included

Machine Specifications

Mac Pro
Apple Mac Pro - Early 2008*
2.8GHz 8-Core
Model ID: MacPro3,1 View how to find model ID

Processor / Memory

  • Two 2.8GHz Quad-core Intel Xeon E5462 processors
    • 12MB on-chip L2 cache per processor
  • RAM: 8GB (four 2GB DIMMs)
  • 800MHz DDR2 ECC SDRAM PC-6400 memory
  • Eight memory slots
OWC Memory Upgrades: Add up to 64GB of memory. OWC certified for up to 64GB of memory.

Internal Drives

  • SATA Revision 2.0 (3Gb/s) Hard Drive Bus
  • Four 3.5-inch Hard Drive Bays
    • 500GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive
  • Ultra ATA/100 Optical Drive Bus
  • Two 5.25-inch Optical Drive Bays
    • 16x SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
      Maximum write: 16x DVD-R, DVD+R; 8x DVD-R DL (double layer), DVD+R DL (double layer), DVD+RW; 6x DVD-RW; 32x CD-R; 32x CD-RW
      Maximum read: 16x DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-ROM; DVD-ROM (double layer DVD-9), DVD-R DL (double layer), DVD+R DL (double layer), DVD-RW, DVD+RW; 32x CD
OWC SSD upgrade: Upgrade to OWC SSD performance
Add an External Optical Drive: Blu-ray or DVD options available

Internal Expansion

  • Two 16-Lane PCIe 2.0 Expansion Slots
    • ATI Radeon HD 4870 graphics processor
    • Empty
  • Two 4-Lane PCIe 1.1 Expansion Slots
    • Empty
    • Empty


  • Two FireWire 400 ports
  • Two FireWire 800 ports
  • Five USB 2.0 ports
  • Front-panel headphone minijack and speaker
  • Optical digital audio input and output TOSLINK ports
  • Analog stereo line-level input and output minijacks


  • Line voltage: 100-240V AC
  • Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz, single phase
  • Maximum continuous power: 318W
  • Operating temperature: 50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C)
  • Relative humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing
  • Maximum operating altitude: 10,000 feet


  • 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet (RJ-45)
  • Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR (Enchanced Data Rate) wireless technology


  • Front-panel headphone minijack and speaker
  • Optical digital audio input and output TOSLINK ports
  • Analog stereo line-level input and output minijacks

Graphics / Video

  • ATI Radeon HD 4870 graphics processor with 512MB of GDDR5 memory, one Mini DisplayPort port, and one dual-link DVI port
  • Support for digital resolutions up to 2560 by 1600 pixels
  • Support for dual display extended and video mirroring

Keyboard / Mouse

  • Keyboard not included
  • Mouse not included

Dimensions / Weight

Height: 20.1" (51.1cm)
Width: 8.1" (20.6cm)
Depth: 18.7" (47.5cm)
Weight: 42.4lb. (19.2kg)

Good Condition

Good Condition: These units show some use, but not abuse. They may have cosmetic scuffs, pocks, minor dents, bent handles / feet (not affecting case stability), and/or scratches from prior use, but are in better than average condition. Images shown are examples from actual units but exact unit condition will vary.


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Apple Mac Pro

90 Day OWC Fulfilled Limited Warranty
Other World Computing (OWC) fully inspects and tests each pre-owned Mac for the full functionality as listed and offers a limited parts and labor warranty to the original purchaser that this Mac Pro will be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of 90 days from the original date of purchase.

14 Day Money-Back Return Policy

If you change your mind or determine this isn't the right Apple for you, you may contact OWC within 14 days of the original invoice date to request a return of this item for refund. See the full Return Policy for Used Macs and Factory Sealed Systems for more details.
Apple Mac Pro 2.8GHz Eight Core Intel Xeon Processor Mfr P/N: MA970LL/A MacSales.com SKU: UAFCAF79X9D3XXD MA970LL/A Early 2008
Used in Good Condition.
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