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Apple Mac Pro:

32GB Memory | 1.0TB Storage

3.46GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon Processor

MC250LL/A (2010-12)
Ready for macOS Sierra 10.12
*Free Apple Download*

Used | Good Condition
System Configuration:
  • Memory:
    • 32GB (4x8GB) PC5300 1066MHZ DDR3
  • Storage:
    • 1.0TB OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD
  • Optical Drive:
    • 18x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
  • Networking:
    • Built-in AirPort Extreme Wi-Fi
    • Built-in Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
    • Built-in 10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet
  • Video:
    • ATI Radeon HD 5770 graphics processor
    • Two Mini DisplayPort ports
    • One dual-link DVI port
  • Pre-Loaded/Licensed Software:
    • Pre-loaded with Apple OS X 10.6.8
      (Supported by Apple for up to macOS Sierra 10.12)
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 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 a 3.46GHz Intel Xeon Processor (6 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.
32GB of OWC Memory
This Mac Pro is ready to perform; with 32GB of memory you can tackle demanding projects and not be limited by a lack of capability. This model can accommodate up to 48GB of memory so if you need more, OWC memory is constructed at the highest standards to ensure durability and long life. Oh, and it comes backed by an OWC Lifetime Replacement Warranty – how cool is that?
1TB OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD
OWC has elevated the performance of this machine even further by adding the coveted 1.0TB Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD into one of this Mac Pro's internal drive bays. This SSD brings some serious horsepower to the track. With SSDs operating dramatically faster than hard drives, you will love the performance gains of having your OS and recent projects on this OWC 6G SSD.
ATI Radeon HD 5770 Video Card
With a dual-link DVI port and two mini DisplayPorts you can connect a 30-inch Apple monitor and another display with resolutions up to 2560x1600. And with 1GB 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, 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:
    • Four 8GB OWC Brand RAM modules
  • 6' Power Cord
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 Pre-installed
Software restore disks, keyboard & mouse not included

Machine Specifications

Mac Pro
Apple Mac Pro - Mid 2010*
3.46GHz 6-Core
Model ID: MacPro5,1 View how to find model ID

Processor / Memory

  • 3.46GHz Six-core Intel Xeon W3565 processor
    • Turbo Boost up to 3.73GHz
    • 12MB on-chip shared L3 cache
    • Supports Hyper Threading
  • RAM: 32GB (four 8GB OWC Brand DIMMs)
  • 1066MHz DDR3 ECC SDRAM PC3-8500 memory
  • Four memory slots
OWC Memory Upgrades: Add up to 48GB of memory. OWC certified for up to 48GB of memory.

Internal Drives

  • 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
    • ATI Radeon HD 5770 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

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

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

  • ATI Radeon HD 5770 graphics processor with 1GB of GDDR5 memory
  • Two Mini DisplayPort ports with support for up to 2560 by 1600 resolution
  • Dual-link DVI port with support for up to 1920 by 1200 resolution
  • Support for dual display 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: 39.9lb. (18.1kg)

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. Exceptions to this warranty are listed below:

Memory

Lifetime OWC Limited Warranty
OWC brand memory is backed by an industry leading lifetime advanced replacement warranty. If you need your OWC brand memory replaced, we will ship to you the same or next business day.

Solid State Drive

5 Year OWC Fulfilled Limited Warranty
Other World Computing (OWC) offers a limited parts and labor warranty to the original purchaser that any genuine OWC SSD hardware product purchased will be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of five years 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 5 / 5 5 out of 5 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: RJH77 Location: Richmond, MI Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Like New! Very Fast! February 4, 2017 The 2012 Mac Pro works and functions liked promised. Specs are what I ordered. For a used machine the body is extremely clean. Looks new! This is a very fast machine, just love it! No more spinning wheels!!!! Packaging was very solid for delivery!

I would recommend this item to a friend! Customer Videos:

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Reviewer: Patrick0brien Location: Chicago, IL Age: 35-44 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 The new Mothership January 19, 2017 My MacPro1,1 was getting long in tooth and beginning to have PMU issues, and I needed that form factor for the expandability and legacy ports, so having ordered many parts from Other World Computing (MacSales) in the past, I ventured into the Refurb area and ordered a Mac Pro 5,1. Though it was the holidays, and processing was due to take 10 days, I received the Mac Pro in only 2! (my living in Chicagoland probably helped). I did notice, to my expectation, that the casing had be “previously loved”, but I wanted what was inside. Installed a 2TB SSD for the boot drive, transferred the three remaining drives and video card from the old machine, hooked the RAID-5 (Elite Pro Qx2 from you guys as well) through eSATA, and it fired right up - OS X 10.12.2 Sierra installed right away and migration was a snap. I was fully operational in 2 hours. Very well done! One further note: I delayed this review as I wanted to give it a workout in the warranty period, so I left it on for 3 weeks running a few things.

Flawless - it’s now my home’s new Mother Ship.

You guys never disappoint.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Apple Mac Pro (2010-12) 3.46GHz 6-Core: 32GB RAM, 1.0TB HDD, SuperDrive, Used. Customer Videos:

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Reviewer: Shelton Location: Maryland Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Excellent condition January 10, 2017 The Mac pro works and functions like a charm. Specs are correct, Packed very solid for delivery and a clean body. Looks new! Thank you OWC.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Apple Mac Pro (2010-12) 2.8GHz 4-Core: 16GB RAM, 1.0TB HDD, 240GB SSD, SuperDrive, Used. Customer Videos:

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Cupertino, CA Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 My second one in three months July 21, 2016 I bought one of these a few months back to replace my wife’s old iMac, but I had so much fun setting it up and using it I decided to keep it for myself. So, I needed to buy another for her ;^)

This one came with an SSD so I didn’t need to add much to make it fly like the other one. She is amazed at the difference in performance from her old 6 GB iMac.

I added a couple of HGST internal disks to replace the two external ones we used for backup: one uses CCC and the other uses Time Machine.

Like the other used Pro I bought, this one was easy to setup (add disks) and very, very fast.

Did I mention the free shipping?

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Apple Mac Pro (2010-12) 3.2GHz 4-Core: 32GB RAM, 1.0TB SSD, SuperDrive, Used.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Florida Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Used Mac Pro = Like new and a real screamer! July 15, 2016 I needed more power than I could get from my maxed out MacBookPro but didn't have the money to spend on a new machine with the power I wanted. The used MacPro I bought a month ago from OWC is an outstanding choice!

I got a quad-core zeon @ 3.2-ghz with 32-gb RAM and a 1-TB SSD. I am running three 27" monitors and my workflow has probably doubled. As a small biz owner I can't begin to put a price on that improvement. Besides the price advantage, I love the expandability of the older 2010-2012 big aluminum case. I added a USB-3 card and a 2-TB SSHD as a second drive.

Although they advertised the computer as "good condition" it looked almost new to me. Runs perfect. And things like rendering a video that used to take a couple hours now flies by in about 10% of the time it took before. In a word... a used MacPro in perfect condition at a fraction of the new price is a huge bargain.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Apple Mac Pro (2010-12) 3.2GHz 4-Core: 32GB RAM, 1.0TB SSD, SuperDrive, Used.

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous
Rating: 5/5 Low Cost Replacement July 11, 2016 When my Mac Pro desktop developed a hardware problem, the simplest solution for me was a used on into which I added the four hard drives, updated video processors and ram from the defective chassis. Being state of the art is not important. The used unit from OWC worked perfectly and the processor was a step better than what I had, so I actually marched ahead a little but within the range of all the software I am using. The unit was in excellent shape cosmetically as well. It got me going quickly and at a low cost. I am glass OWC offered these sorts of deals!

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Apple Mac Pro (2010-12) 2.8GHz 4-Core: 8GB RAM, 1.0TB HDD, SuperDrive, Radeon 5770, Used.

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Cupertino, CA Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Fast, expandable and lots of fun June 28, 2016 Executive summary - bought to replace wife’s aging iMac, which was limited by its 6 GB memory maximum. Cheaper than a new iMac. With an SSD & 32 MB memory, it is extremely fast and easily expandable. I also had a lot of fun setting it up ;^)

Did I mention the free shipping?

Pros: very, very fast & expandable Cons: 90 day warranty (it’s used) and 3GB SATA

Details:

With the SSD and 32 MB memory, it’s very, very fast.

At the end are the other items I bought to install on the Mac Pro. I have separate reviews for each.

I added two new HDDs to take the place of the external backup drives we now use (one for CCC and one for Time Machine) and a PCI card for attaching the USB3 external offsite backup drive.

The multi-mount let me put the SSD in the lower “CDROM” tray which allowed me to use all four bays for HDDs. I had two other older drives which I am using as a level 1 RAID. SoftRAID is very handy for setting up RAIDs and it lets me “validate” drives beforehand and monitor them afterwards, even if they are not part of a RAID.

Interestingly, a RAID 0 approaches SDD-3G speeds. If you want to use four drives and create two RAID1s, you can combine them into a RAID0 and get both speed and redundancy. I used Black Magic to check the various disk speeds — USB 3 was third behind the SSD and RAID 0.

The Pro also has two ethernet ports, which can act as a “switch” for another device (ethernet port sharing). This was handy when transferring files from the original iMac.

Cosmetically, it looks pretty good — a few rubs on the edges is all.

Conclusions:

The only downside might be the 3GB/s SATA speed limitation. If I was buying this for what Mac Pro users usually buy one, it might not perform at the highest levels. But for an iMac replacement, it’s wonderful.

Here’s what else I bought:

1.0TB Mercury Electra 3G SSD

SoftRAID v5.5 2 x 1.0TB WD Black Hard Disk Drive OWC Multi-Mount - 2.5" to 3.5" and 3.5" to 5.25" bracket set for 2009-2012 Mac Pro. NewerTech MAXPower USB/eSATA 2x2 Host Adapter

LG 23.5" Widescreen LED Monitor.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Apple Mac Pro (2010-12) 3.2GHz 4-Core: 32GB RAM, 1.0TB HDD, SuperDrive, Used.

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Shaker Heights, Ohio Age: 45-54 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Product was as advertised June 25, 2016 The computer I ordered arrived at my house on time, was clean, and exactly as described. I'm completely happy with the purchase and would order again!

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Apple Mac Pro (2010-12) 3.46GHz 12-Core: 32GB RAM, 3.0TB HDD, 480GB SSD, SuperDrive, Used.

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Philly Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 No more spinning pizza of death April 9, 2016 This purchase solved a number of problems at once- I was able to stash all my external hard drives inside the tower, add two USB PCIe cards so that I could get rid of my USB hubs, and I was able to add a third monitor in the form of a Wacom Cintiq tablet monitor. The particular Mac Pro I bought came with 32GB RAM, which I'm happy with, and a 1 TB SSD as a boot drive. The only thing it doesn't do that an iMac does without alterations is sound. iMacs have a surprisingly good internal sound system. A Mac Pro has analog sound in and out, USB in and out, and SPIDF digital in and out, but the internal speaker doesn't amount to much. OTOH, anybody who can justify getting one of these either has enough money to cover a sound system, or plenty of old-but-serviceable audio components to do fine. Oh, and it's real fast.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Apple Mac Pro (2010-12) 3.2GHz 4-Core: 32GB RAM, 1.0TB SSD, SuperDrive, Used.

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Israel Age: 55-65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Better then a 2015 mac pro for editing 4k March 22, 2016 1. upgrade to acceslsior for the OS 2. put 8 SSD'S one TB each 4 on their natural space 2 instead of optical drive 2 outside connected esata 3. get softraid version 5.1 4. striped tham all to raid 0 you should get this way 770 MBS enough for 4k 5. upgrade to 64gb of ram and here you have a hold horse running almost like a young horse I love my mac pro 2010 old but still young

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Apple Mac Pro (2010-12) 3.33GHz 12-Core: 32GB RAM, 1.0TB SSD, SuperDrive, Used.

Apple Mac Pro 3.46GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon Processor Mfr P/N: MC250LL/A MacSales.com SKU: APLMP10S9S1M32C MC250LL/A Mid 2010
Used in Good Condition.
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