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Open the Case  Shut down your Mac Pro, give it a few minutes to cool off, and unplug all the wires and cables. Locate the latch on the back of the case and pull it out. The latch lifts out very easily and stops after an inch or two — do not try to force it any farther.
  • Open the Case Shut down your Mac Pro, give it a few minutes to cool off, and unplug all the wires and cables. Locate the latch on the back of the case and pull it out. The latch lifts out very easily and stops after an inch or two — do not try to force it any farther.

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Opening this latch releases the side panel of your Mac Pro, which you should now be able to easily lift away from the case. Take it off and put it in a safe place
  • Opening this latch releases the side panel of your Mac Pro, which you should now be able to easily lift away from the case. Take it off and put it in a safe place

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Deck the Halls
With tools and Fix Kits
With the Mac Pro’s case now open, locate the four hard drive bays in the top half of the case.
  • With the Mac Pro’s case now open, locate the four hard drive bays in the top half of the case.

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Each bay has a number stamped on it, and they go in order from left to right. Bay #1 should contain the stock hard drive that was installed by Apple. Gently remove the bracket from the next empty hard drive bay — if you only purchased one hard drive with your computer, this should be bay it should easily slide out.
  • Each bay has a number stamped on it, and they go in order from left to right. Bay #1 should contain the stock hard drive that was installed by Apple. Gently remove the bracket from the next empty hard drive bay — if you only purchased one hard drive with your computer, this should be bay it should easily slide out.

I am trying to remove the HD from the most left bay (I have a secondary HD next to it). The left most one you red squared (also a newer one) will not "slide out" as you write. Is there a bolt or screw holding it intact I am missing?

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SOLUTION I THOUGHT OF:

I have the Mac Pro 1,1 (2006) and needed to remove HD 1 (near the fan). Instead of removing my secondary HD 2 next to it first, I used the metal cover to ease it out.

After opening the side cover, just slide the strongest corner below the lip of the hard drive and gently use it to loosen the HD if you cannot readily pull it out with your fingers. It took me 10 seconds to loosen then slide it out.

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Remove your new hard drive from its packaging and use a phillips head screw drive to attach it to the bracket. Use the screws that are already included on the bracket.
  • Remove your new hard drive from its packaging and use a phillips head screw drive to attach it to the bracket. Use the screws that are already included on the bracket.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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