Take a tour of Mac Pro
Your Mac Pro is equipped with advanced technologies.
Power button: Press to turn on your Mac Pro. Press and hold for 10 seconds to force your Mac Pro to Shut Down. (You can also choose Apple menu > Shut Down to turn off your Mac Pro, or Apple menu > Sleep to put it to sleep.)
Thunderbolt 4 (USB-C) ports: Mac Pro has two Thunderbolt 4 (USB-C) ports on the top and six ports on the back. Use these ports to transfer data, and connect displays, docking stations, and RAID arrays. The ports also support USB 4 with speeds up to 40 Gbit/s, and can charge devices, such as an iPad or a rechargeable keyboard, mouse, or trackpad. For more information about Thunderbolt 4 capabilities, see the Apple Support article About the Apple Thunderbolt 4 Pro Cable.
3.5 mm headphone jack: Plug in stereo headphones or external speakers to listen to your favorite music or movies. Use high-impedance headphones without a digital-to-analog converter or an amplifier.
HDMI ports: Mac Pro has two HDMI ports. The ports can connect your Mac Pro to a TV or an external display.
USB-A (USB 3) ports: Connect an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, digital camera, external storage device, or printer. The Mac Pro USB-A ports support USB 3 and USB 2 devices at up to 5 Gbit/s.
Status indicator lights: One light is on top of your Mac Pro and another is on the back, beside the power port. A steady white light indicates that your Mac Pro is awake or in sleep; no light indicates that your Mac Pro is turned off.
Note: If the housing is unlocked while your Mac Pro is on, the status light is solid amber for 0.3 seconds and repeats until the housing is locked. For more information, see the Apple Support article Mac Pro status indicator light behavior.
Power port: Plug the power cord into the power port on the back of your Mac Pro, then plug the other end of the cord into a power outlet.
10 Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45) ports: Your Mac Pro has two 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports that can use Nbase-T Ethernet technology, which supports multiple data rates for speeds up to 10 Gbit/s over standard twisted-pair copper cable up to 328 feet (100 meters) in length. Depending on the device you’re connecting to, the cable type and technology used, and the cable length, the highest link speed is automatically negotiated. For example, if the device you’re connecting to is 10 Gbit/s-capable and the cable can support that speed, the two devices negotiate the 10 Gbit/s speed.
See the following table for connection speeds and cable types. Speeds are for cables up to 328 feet (100 meters) in length, unless otherwise specified.
Up to 55 m (180 feet)