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: Apple Mac Pro Octo 2.93 a lemon?
Apple quietly updated their Mac Pro lineup last Friday and the Octo Core 2.93 is now absent. This is the machine I purchased in July 2009 that has been pretty much nothing but trouble since it was installed.
As I've noted on this blog recently, there is a bad issue with the Intel Hartwell chip that runs the ethernet ports that causes the Mac Pro to disconnect from our ethernet SAN multiple times per day. We also have difficulties reconnecting to the SAN multiple times per day. Our other 5 workstations don't have these issues with the SAN and none of them are the 2.93.
We're also getting AJA Video Output Plug-In errors with Final Cut Pro just disappearing multiple times per day on this machine. Our other 5 workstations are not showing this issue.
Now Apple has discontinued the product after a short run, but the other two Mac Pros are still there, but they have been updated with new specs I was told by one of my vendors. It's circumstantial but this leads me to believe the 2.93 was a true lemon and Apple needed to get it off the market. Not sure where that leaves me but I'm going to be making some phone calls tomorrow.
2.93 is still available as an upgrade. Still checking the specs inside the machine. Making some calls today.