It is quite true that we do not need anyone to say that the new Mac pro a highly machine repairable and customizable By the user the official product images themselves already show this, and Apple is keen to highlight how easy it is to access the bowels of its new supercomputer. Still, as it should be, the iFixit We put our hands on Ma's new creation and it was just compliments.
Staff's first interesting finding: When removing the aluminum housing from the computer, all power to the machine is immediately cut off by the contact breaker on the power button. The exchange of RAM It couldn't be easier either, just requiring you to flip a switch and slide the module out.
Remember that Mac Pro feet can be replaced even at the machine customization stage with $ 400 wheels? We don't know if this replacement could be done later by the user himself, but iFixit shows that Yes if you have the right tools. The feet are fixed to the main frame with one bolt only, but the bolts are extremely inconveniently positioned within the frame slots. That is, it may be easier to bring your Mac Pro to authorized service for this process but yes, it is possible.
Removing one of the huge fans from the machine, we reached the SSD of the machine. It is modular, but because it is connected to the security chip. T2, not replaceable by the user only leading to an assistance to perform the same procedure. Fortunately, as iFixit notes, what you need here is RAID modules for you to add storage any way you like.
Other interesting points: the front fan tower is removed from the machine without the need to disconnect cables or the like that the contacts that make it work are in the component itself. Ah! And * no * h, on the whole computer, no type of dust or debris filter according to Apple engineers, the machine was designed in a way they don't need, but we will have to wait to see if this assertion is really solid. .
In the end, iFixit gave the Mac Pro a rating of 9 (out of 10 possible points) in its reparability index, a feat, in my recollection, for Apple. Engineers praised the fact that most modules can be exchanged without tools, with diagrams displayed on the machine itself or published by Apple on the Internet; Most parts use industry standards, making replacements even easier.
Not bad, huh? 👏🏼
Update by Eduardo Marques 12/17/2019 s 20:27
IFixit released a video of the teardown, check out: