Mac Pro Late 2013 Upgrades

This page covers all the upgrades we sell for the cylindrical Mac Pro workstations. Choose the type of upgrade you are looking for from the tabs below.

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History

Announced in Late 2013, the new model Mac Pro was a radical departure from the previous tower model. Instead of a large tower workstation with PCI Express expansion and graphics slots and 4 bays for internal 3.5" drives, then new model is in a slim black cylindrical case with a single internal SSD. Additional storage and peripherals are all done via its Thunderbolt 2 ports.

The Mac Pro Late 2013 was released built around 4 main CPU configurations, a quad core 3.7GHz, a 6 Core 3.5GHz, an 8 core 3.0GHz and a 12 core 2.7GHz. Apple specs here.

How to Identify these Machines

The cylindrical case design makes the Mac Pro 2013 unique and unmistakeable.

The Mac Pro Late 2013 was released built around 4 main CPU configurations, a quad core 3.7GHz, a 6 Core 3.5GHz, an 8 core 3.0GHz and a 12 core 2.7GHz. It has a single internal SSD and 4 slots for DDR3 ECC DIMM 1866MHz RAM. Apple specs here.

Memory Upgrades

The Mac Pro Late 2013 has 4 memory sockets and can take up to 128GB of RAM in 4 x 32GB modules. However using 32GB modules will reduce the memory bus speed from 1866MHz to 1333MHz (in the 4 core, 6 core, 8 core models) or 800MHz (in the 12 core model). We do not yet have 32GB modules available for purchase, so the maximum we can supply at present is 64GB in 4 x 16GB modules.

Please note that the 4GB and 8GB modules are unregistered while the 16GB modules are registered. This is the same for the stock Apple memory, and registered and non-registered RAM cannot be mixed. So if you wish to use 16GB modules, all smaller modules will need to be removed.

INSTALL SERVICE - RAM in a PowerMac/Mac ProStock: Available£10.00 + vat (£12.00)
OWC 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3 1866MHz PC14900 ECC DIMM RAM for Mac Pro Late 2013Stock: Special Order£37.20 + vat (£44.64)1
OWC 32GB Kit (4 x 8GB) DDR3 1866MHz PC14900 ECC DIMM RAM for Mac Pro Late 2013Stock: Available£273.74 + vat (£328.49)1
OWC 32GB Kit (2 x 16GB) DDR3 1866MHz PC14900 ECC REG DIMM RAM for Mac Pro Late 2013Stock: Special Order£188.56 + vat (£226.27)2
OWC 64GB Kit (4 x 16GB) DDR3 1866MHz PC14900 ECC REG DIMM RAM for Mac Pro Late 2013Stock: Special Order£356.87 + vat (£428.24)2
OWC 128GB Kit (4 x 32GB) DDR3 1333MHz PC10600 ECC REG DIMM RAM for Mac Pro Late 2013Stock: Special Order£802.31 + vat (£962.77)2
1Unregistered. Can only be mixed with other unregistered modules, so with 4GB and 8GB ones.
2Registered. Can only be mixed with other registered modules, so with 16GB and 32GB ones.

Any fitting information below is intended as a guide before purchase ONLY, when fitting these products you should refer to the original manual for your computer, and any instructions that come with the item. Please see this page for more information, or here for information on our fitting service.

Difficulty 1/5 - Easy

You can see a memory installation video guide from OWC here. Note that the "spludger" tool they mention is only present in their 4 module memory kits - it is not not an essential tool and the memory release can be triggered with your finger, though care should be taken since the part is delicate.

CD/DVD/Blu-ray Drive Upgrades

The Mac Pro Late 2013 does not have an internal optical drive.

External USB 2.0 CD/DVD-RW Drive - Bus PoweredStock: Available£29.00 + vat (£34.80)
OWC Slim 6x Portable Blu-Ray Burner, Bus-Powered - Blu Ray, DL DVD+/-RW, CD RW/RStock: Available£104.87 + vat (£125.84)1
1Blu-Ray is not fully supported in OSX. Disks can be mounted and read, but movie playback requires third party software.

Any fitting information below is intended as a guide before purchase ONLY, when fitting these products you should refer to the original manual for your computer, and any instructions that come with the item. Please see this page for more information, or here for information on our fitting service.

Internal Hard Drive & SSD Upgrades

Internally the Mac Pro has a single PCIe attached SSD. Below are the upgrades we have available for this internal drive. Larger amounts of storage should be attached externally via Thunderbolt.

If you don't want to fit a new hard drive yourself, you can take advantage of the MacUpgrades Installation Service. Add the installation service from the list below to your cart along with your chosen hard drive. We can also clone your existing hard drive onto the new one, simply add the Clone Original Hard Drive service below to your cart.

Once you have booked the service, send your machine to us, we will carry out the work and return it to you. Alternatively, we do offer a Collection Service with our courier, please see here for details.

INSTALL SERVICE - Internal Drive in a Mac Pro 2013 and LaterStock: Available£29.00 + vat (£34.80)
OWC Aura Pro X Internal SSD for Mac Pro 2013 - 1TB (Req. High Sierra)Stock: Special Order£433.05 + vat (£519.66)1
OWC Aura Pro X Internal SSD for Mac Pro 2013 - 2TB (Req. High Sierra)Stock: Special Order£882.64 + vat (£1059.17)1
OWC Aura Internal SSD for Mac Pro 2013 - 1TBStock: Special Order£842.18 + vat (£1010.62)
OWC Aura Internal SSD for Mac Pro 2013 - 2TBStock: Special Order£1230.85 + vat (£1477.02)
1Requires 10.13 High Sierra or later. For all Retina models from the Late 2013 and onwards. Note the included Envoy enclosure is for the original Apple supplied SSD only, fitting the new OWC SSD into it will damage it.

Any fitting information below is intended as a guide before purchase ONLY, when fitting these products you should refer to the original manual for your computer, and any instructions that come with the item. Please see this page for more information, or here for information on our fitting service.

Graphics Cards and Displays

The Mac Pro comes configured with a powerful twin graphics card setup, even in its minimal configuration. We do not have upgrades available at this time.

There are none available.

Expansion Card Upgrades

This Mac Pro does not have internal expansion, but its 6 Thunderbolt 2 ports allow the attachment of PCI Express chassis
Sonnet Tempo SATA Pro 6Gb PCIe 2.0 2 port eSATA CardStock: Special Order£75.00 + vat (£90.00)1
Sonnet Tempo SATA Pro 6Gb PCIe 2.0 4 port eSATA CardStock: Special Order£225.00 + vat (£270.00)1
Sonnet Allegro USB 3.0 PCIe Card 4 portStock: Available£52.00 + vat (£62.40)1
Sonnet Allegro USB-C PCIe Card 2 portStock: Available£53.00 + vat (£63.60)2
Sonnet Allegro Express FireWire 800 PCI-E CardStock: Special Order£62.00 + vat (£74.40)1
1Can only be used when mounted in a compatible Thunderbolt attached PCI Express chassis.
2Can be used only in an external PCI-Express chassis attached via Thunderbolt. Requires OSX 10.12.6 or later.

Any fitting information below is intended as a guide before purchase ONLY, when fitting these products you should refer to the original manual for your computer, and any instructions that come with the item. Please see this page for more information, or here for information on our fitting service.

Keyboards & Mice

The following keyboards and mice are compatible with this Mac.

Trust 3 button USB Optical MouseStock: Available£6.75 + vat (£8.10)
Cherry Strait 3.0 USB Keyboard - UK Mac LayoutStock: Available£40.65 + vat (£48.78)

Power Supplies & Batteries

Listed below are power supplies, batteries and related products we supply for this Mac.

There are none available.

Cables & Tools

Listed below are power cables, tools and related products we supply for this Mac.

External Drives & Enclosures

This Mac Pro has 6 Thunderbolt 20Gb/s ports, and connect a wide range if high bandwidth devices. It also has USB 3.0, which is backward compatible with USB 2.0.

 

3.5" USB 3 External Drives

WD Elements USB 3 (USB 2 compatible) 3.5in External HDD - 2TBStock: Available£83.37 + vat (£100.04)
WD Elements USB 3 (USB 2 compatible) 3.5in External HDD - 4TBStock: Available£118.10 + vat (£141.72)

2.5" USB 3.0 External Drives

Buffalo MiniStation 1TB USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) 2.5in Hard DriveStock: Available£55.03 + vat (£66.04)
OWC Envoy Pro EX 960GB External USB 3.0 SSDStock: Unavailable£370.54 + vat (£444.65)

Docking Stations

NewerTech Voyager Q Quad Interface 2.5 & 3.5 SATA Hard Drive Docking StationStock: Special Order£64.77 + vat (£77.72)

Thunderbolt Enclosures

OWC Thunderbay 4 - Thunderbolt 3 Enclosure for 4 x 2.5in or 3.5in Drives - JBOD, RAID 0 and 1Stock: Available£373.98 + vat (£448.78)1
OWC Thunderbay 4 - Thunderbolt 3 Enclosure for 4 x 2.5in or 3.5in Drives - JBOD, RAID 0, 1, 4, 5, and 10Stock: Special Order£405.41 + vat (£486.49)1

3.5" USB Enclosures

Startech USB 3.0 Enclosure for 3.5in SATA DrivesStock: Available£35.79 + vat (£42.95)

2.5" USB Enclosures

Startech USB 3.0 (USB 2 compatible) Enclosure for 2.5in SATA Drive with UASPStock: Available£19.02 + vat (£22.82)

Enclosures for Apple PCIe SSDs

OWC Envoy Pro for Mid 2013 - 2015 MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Mac Pro SSDsStock: Special Order£82.98 + vat (£99.58)
1Requires Thunderbolt 2 - Thunderbolt 3 adaptor and Thunderbolt 2 cable.

Complete Machines - Refurbished

Any complete machines of this type or similar that we have for sale are listed here. Please note that these are refurbished models with a 3 month warranty, and that delivery is likely to take 3 - 5 working days. These can be purchased online with the standard website courier delivery charge for the mainland UK only. Please contact us for a quote on shipping to other areas.

There are none available.

Repair Services for this Mac

Here are the various repair services we offer for this Mac. You can have us take the machine in for evaluation, or book a fixed-price repair if you already know what the fault is and the service is listed below (for services without parts, please see the relevant tab on this page for compatible parts that we sell). If you know what the fault is, but we don't have a fixed-price repair listed below, please contact us for a quote.

Evaluation Services

Mac Repair - Evaluation ServiceStock: Available£39.00 + vat (£46.80)

Installation Services (parts not included)

Collection ServiceStock: Available£24.68 + vat (£29.62)
INSTALL SERVICE - Internal Drive in a Mac Pro 2013 and LaterStock: Available£29.00 + vat (£34.80)
INSTALL SERVICE - RAM in a PowerMac/Mac ProStock: Available£10.00 + vat (£12.00)