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Apple Mac Pro:

16GB Memory | 500GB Storage

2.93GHz 8-Core Intel Xeon Processor

MB535LL/A (Early 2009)
Ready for Mac OS 10.11 'El Capitan'
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Used | Good Condition
System Configuration:
  • Memory:
    • 16GB (8 x 2GB) PC8500 1066MHz DDR3
  • Storage:
    • 500GB 7200RPM Hard Drive
  • Optical Drive:
    • 18x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
  • Networking:
    • Built-in Bluetooth 2.1 + Enhanced Data Rate
    • Built-in 10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet
    • 802.11n/b/g AirPort Extreme wireless
  • Video:
    • NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 graphics processor
    • One Mini DisplayPort port
    • One dual-link DVI port
  • Pre-Loaded/Licensed Software:
    • Pre-loaded with Apple OS X 10.6.8
      (Supported by Apple for up to Mac OS X 10.11 'El Capitan')
OWC Tested. Quality You Can Trust.
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 2009 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 two 2.93GHz 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.
16GB of Memory
This Mac Pro is ready to perform; with 16GB of memory you can tackle demanding projects and not be limited by a lack of capability. This model can accommodate up to 128GB of memory so if you need more, OWC memory is constructed at the highest standards to ensure durability and long life.
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. This Mac Pro can accept up to 32TB of hard drive storage.
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.
NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 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. 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, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Networking
This Mac Pro, in addition to the two RJ-45 ports which support 10/100/1000BASE-T (aka. Gigabit Ethernet) networks, also has the optional Bluetooth and 802.11n Wi-Fi card installed. So you're covered for all your wired and wireless connection needs.

Includes

  • Apple Mac Pro
  • Upgrades pre-installed:
    • Two 2.93GHz 4-core Intel Xeon X5570 processors
  • 6' power cable
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 Pre-installed
Software restore disks, keyboard & mouse not included

Machine Specifications

Mac Pro
Apple Mac Pro - Early 2009*
2.93GHz 8-Core
Model ID: MacPro4,1 View how to find model ID

Processor / Memory

  • Two 2.93GHz Quad-core Intel Xeon X5570 processors
    • Turbo Boost up to 3.33GHz
    • 8MB on-chip shared L3 cache per processor
    • Supports Hyper Threading
  • RAM: 16GB (eight 2GB DIMMs)
  • 1066MHz DDR3 ECC SDRAM PC3-8500 memory
  • Eight memory slots
OWC Memory Upgrades: Add up to 96GB of memory. OWC certified for up to 96GB of memory if running Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7, or 10.8
OWC Memory Upgrades:
Add up to 128GB of memory. OWC certified for up to 128GB of memory if running 10.9 Mavericks or later, Bootcamp with 64-bit versions of Windows XP and later, as well as with 64-bit versions of Linux.

Internal Drives

  • SATA Revision 2.0 (3Gb/s) Hard Drive Bus
  • Four 3.5-inch Hard Drive Bays
    • 500GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive
    • Empty
    • Empty
    • Empty
  • SATA Revision 2.0 (3Gb/s) Optical Drive Bus
  • Two 5.25-inch Optical Drive Bays
    • 18x SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
      Maximum write: 18x DVD-R, DVD+R; 8x DVD-R DL (double layer), DVD+R DL (double layer), DVD-RW, DVD+RW; 32x CD-R; 32x CD-RW
      Maximum read: 18x 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
Replacement Drive Trays: For SSDs or 6TB and larger drives

Internal Expansion

  • Two 16-Lane PCIe 2.0 Expansion Slots
    • NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 graphics processor
    • Empty
  • Two 4-Lane PCIe 2.0 Expansion Slots
    • Empty
    • Empty

Ports

  • Four 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
  • Mini DisplayPort

Power

  • Line voltage: 100-240V AC
  • Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz, single phase
  • Maximum continuous power: 950W
  • Operating temperature: 50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C)
  • Relative humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing
  • Maximum operating altitude: 10,000 feet

Network

  • 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet (RJ-45)
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR (Enchanced Data Rate) wireless technology
  • Built-in AirPort Extreme 802.11n Wi-Fi wireless networking

Sound

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

Graphics / Video

  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 graphics processor with 512MB of GDDR3 memory
  • Mini DisplayPort port with support for up to 2560 by 1600 resolution
  • Dual-link DVI port with support for up to 2560 by 1600 resolution
  • Support for dual display extended and video mirroring

Keyboard / Mouse

  • Keyboard not inlcuded
  • Mouse not inlcuded

Dimensions / Weight

Height: 20.1" (51.1cm)
Width: 8.1" (20.6cm)
Depth: 18.7" (47.5cm)
Weight: 41.2lb. (18.7kg)

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.

Warranty

The best warranty is one you never have to use - but should the need occur - we're proud to provide a superior level of support and service coverage to our customers.

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.

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.8 / 5 14 out of 14 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product
Reviewer: Suhr Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Mac Pro 2009 runs macOS Sierra December 15, 2016 macOS Sierra WILL run on a 2009 Mac Pro, HOWEVER…

You cannot download macOS Sierra with a 2009 Mac Pro. You cannot install macOS Sierra with a 2009 Mac Pro.

STRONGLY SUGGEST YOU TRY THIS ON A FULLY FUNCTIONAL CLONE OF YOUR BOOT DRIVE!!!! This message references the 2009 Nehalem Mac Pro. The solution is to remove your 2009 Boot Drive and put it in a 2010-12 Mac Pro and install macOS Sierra. (obviously macOS Sierra must be downloaded with a compatible Mac) Once completed, put the boot drive back in your 2009 Mac Pro. I put the 2009 boot drive in a 2010 Mac Pro. I made a copy of the macOS Sierra installer and made a ZIP. I copied this to the 2009 boot drive Applications folder. I unzipped the installer, deleted the zip and ran the installer on the 2010 MP. Once finished I shut down and put the boot drive back in the 2009 MP and voila!

At the moment, I have tested boot compatibility and numerous applications and have Not discovered any problems. I even tried Mail, Safari, App Store, Adobe CS6, etc.

I cannot confirm “100%” compatibility at this time but so far all runs just fine.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Apple Mac Pro (2009) 2.66GHz 4-Core: 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, SuperDrive, GT 120, Used. Customer Videos:

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Reviewer: Aloha Location: Honolulu. HI. Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 4/5 It works! October 25, 2016 Bought a 2007 lower priced unit and it would shut down. Ran some diagnostics and it would have taken a deeper look than I wanted to do and possibly void any warranty. I was disappointed for sure but, OWC was great for the return process. Got this unit as a replacement and it's still going after two months. Make sure you keep the original shipping box, you'll need it for a proper return and run your unit continuously to hopefully reveal any problems before the warranty period ends i.e. don't keep it in the box and wait to set it up.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Apple Mac Pro (2009) 2.66GHz 4-Core: 6GB RAM, 500GB HDD, SuperDrive, GT 120, Used. Customer Videos:

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Reviewer: Bgibson Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 First Mac September 29, 2016 The item came as described and was shipped quickly as well. The tower had a few minor scratches on it but it doesn't affect the Mac at all. Even the inside of the Mac was extremely clean. I've had the Mac running all day long since I received it on Tuesday. I already upgraded the CPU from a quad core 2.66 single CPU to a 3.33 hex core and this bad boy running smooth. I wasn't a little afraid that I didn't put the thermal paste on good enough but I haven't had any problems at all. I will definitely be ordering from here again and also plan on purchasing an SSD soon. Thanks guys!

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Apple Mac Pro (2009) 2.66GHz 4-Core: 6GB RAM, 500GB HDD, SuperDrive, GT 120, Used. Customer Videos:

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Waterloo, IA Age: 25-34 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Great used computer with good specs June 16, 2016 I bought this for someone else. I already had the same Mac Pro with more cores. But they love it. It's going to work out nicely for them.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Apple Mac Pro (2009) 2.93GHz 4-Core: 16GB RAM, 3.0TB HDD, 240GB SSD, SuperDrive, GT 120, Used.

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Reviewer: Anonymous
Rating: 5/5 love the product March 20, 2016 the only issue I had with the product was the screws to get the HD out, they were stripped, I got creative. I bought this machine to replace a 2006 Mac Pro. Apple limited that 64bit machine to not being a true 64 bit machine, something I did not know until Mountain Lion, I felt cheated. I was able to replace my 2006 with the 2009 perfectly. Everything swapped out, except the video card, which I chose to leave in. MacSales is the only place I have ever brought Apple products from, it has been and continues to be a trusted source.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Northern Virginia Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 5/5 Great Purchase November 5, 2015 This is a great machine. It arrived in like new condition. Due to its excellent processing capabilities, I was able to upgrade the software I used to a higher level giving me more capabilities in my studio. I'd buy here again any day.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Apple Mac Pro (2009) 3.33GHz 4-Core: 16GB RAM, 3.0TB HDD, 240GB SSD, SuperDrive, GT 120, Used.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: San Francisco Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Great value for the money September 20, 2015 Although the condition of this Mac Pro was advertised asUsed/Good I found it to be in excellent condition & functioning great as of this review.

I did need a little help in accessing the DVD drive & got courteous & helpful advise. It was a simple bit of computer ignorance on my part but the tech that helped me didn't make me feel like a complete idiot.

Great free shipping with excellently packaging.

I'll certainly look to OWC for future computer needs.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Apple Mac Pro (2009) 2.66GHz 4-Core: 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, SuperDrive, GT 120, Used.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: North Alabama Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Very pleased with my purchase August 14, 2015 My order arrived promptly, was very well packaged, so no problems whatsoever other than the challenge of unpacking. The MacPro looks brand new to me. No scratches, blemishes, or other defects that I can find. Was upgrading from a first generation MacPro so had hoped that I could just swap hard drives, but that proved not to be the case, so I had to do a migration. Good news is that all data, apps, and settings seem to have transferred without a hitch. One item was not as advertised. The description was with a 640Gb drive. Mine arrived with a 1.0Tb drive instead. I'm certainly not complaining there.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Apple Mac Pro (2009) 3.33GHz 4-Core: 6GB RAM, 500GB HDD, SuperDrive, GT 120, Used.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Wisconsin Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Great Value June 29, 2015 This was a great value and works "like new." I was able to transfer my hard drives from my original dual-core duo MacPro to this quad-core model (which is upgradeable to Yosemite) with only minor issues. I am now able to access iCloud and run newer Mac software.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Apple Mac Pro (2009) 2.66GHz 4-Core: 6GB RAM, 500GB HDD, SuperDrive, GT 120, Used.

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Reviewer: Anonymous
Rating: 4/5 Great product, excellent business June 8, 2015 Great business!!! Even though I thought my computer was going to be delivered late for some miss understanding in the beginning, the computer arrived ON TIME! I CALL THAT GREAT COSTUMER SERVICE!!! Thank you for my MAC PRO 3.33 ghz... Great machine!!!

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Apple Mac Pro (2009) 3.33GHz 4-Core: 6GB RAM, 500GB HDD, SuperDrive, GT 120, Used.

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Reviewer: Anonymous
Rating: 5/5 As described. April 23, 2015 It works great. It has some scratches, but that isn't a big deal for me.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Apple Mac Pro (2009) 2.66GHz 4-Core: 6GB RAM, 500GB HDD, SuperDrive, GT 120, Used.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: New Cumberland, Pa Age: 25-34 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Amazing customer service and speedy shipping!! April 18, 2015 This was my first time ordering through OWC and it couldn't have.went better. Their customer service was polite and went above and beyond to make sure everything was correct and that I was completely satisfied. Shipping was fas, I actually received my items a few days before the estimated delivery date. The Mac Pro they sent me was exactly what I needed and couldn't be more solid/oerfect OWC definitely has me as a customer for life now, I highly recommend them.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Apple Mac Pro (2009) 2.93GHz 4-Core: 16GB RAM, 3.0TB HDD, 240GB SSD, SuperDrive, GT 120, Used.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Experience Level: Power User
Rating: 5/5 An Amazing Price for Such a Great Product! March 31, 2015 I have ordered pre-owned and refurbished Macs for many years from many different retailers and this has been the best so far. I am glad that OWC has decided to sell used Macs as they are a reliable company with fast shipping. I was on the verge of purchasing a new late 2013 Mac Pro, but decided to save a lot of money and try purchasing this 2009 Mac Pro from OWC that I could upgrade. What a great choice! Upgraded the firmware, loaded OSX Yosemite and threw in a stock GTX 760 along with more memory and it's running better than I could have hoped. Wonderful machine for the price, even without the upgrades and it looked almost new even though the site said it was in "Good" condition and not in "Very Good" condition. It was a pleasant surprise to have the case look as good as it does and be considered only "Good" condition. Thank you OWC!

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Apple Mac Pro (2009) 3.33GHz 4-Core: 6GB RAM, 500GB HDD, SuperDrive, GT 120, Used.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: San Jose, CA Age: 45-54 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Works great November 18, 2014 My used Mac Pro works like a charm and physically it looked like it did in the pictures. It worked out of the box and I am happy with it,

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Apple Mac Pro (2009) 2.93GHz 4-Core: 6GB RAM, 500GB HDD, SuperDrive, GT 120, Used.

Apple Mac Pro 2.93GHz 8-Core Intel Xeon Processor Mfr P/N: MB535LL/A MacSales.com SKU: APLMP09D293M26C MB535LL/A Early 2009
Used in Good Condition.
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