Mac Pro Standard HDD Details

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  1. aviationwiz macrumors regular

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    Does anyone here know what the standard 250GB HDD that ships with the mac pro is? Like who makes it, and is it an 8MB buffer, or a 16MB buffer?

    Thanks!
     
  2. I'mAMac macrumors 6502a

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    Im not sure but my iMac core duo came with a Maxtor. It's possible they use the same HDD but im not sure.
     
  3. Chone macrumors 65816

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    Well mine is a Seagate Barracuda 7200.? 250GB and my Mac Pro is the base 2499 configuration, that is as much as I can tell you... I'll gather the exact specifications for you later though.
     
  4. orangezorki macrumors 6502a

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    Mine's a western digital. - standard 250Gig.

    David
     
  5. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    Some come with Seagate, some some with Western Digital. The later is the WDC WD2500JS-41SGB0.
     
  6. Chone macrumors 65816

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  7. Kace macrumors regular

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    250 gb ones are either WD or seagate.
    i got a 500GB - hitachi

    they all come with 8mb cache
     
  8. MRU macrumors demi-god

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  9. bob5820 macrumors 6502a

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    Mines a Western Digital, but not very noisy
     
  10. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    Anyone know what drive is the 160gb? I have my mac pro still on order.....
     
  11. tomfowler macrumors newbie

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    Mine is the Western Digital and it is very quiet. So quiet, in fact, that I ordered the exact same one to run Windows on in bay 2.
     
  12. aviationwiz thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the info all! This will give me an idea of what to expect if I'm able to get a Mac Pro, which, I will hopefully be able to do, if I can sell my PowerMac G5.
     
  13. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    I should have double checked mine is

    Model: ST3250824AS P

    Which I think is the seagate - not the western digital as I first thought. So that explains why others with WD are quiet and mine is as noisy as a lawnmower :eek: (not really - but it is annoyingly loud).

    I think I may order the western digital and pop that in and use it as the main drive and resign this model to a scratch hard disk.


    can someone advise then which is the best model to get

    Western Digital Raptor X 150GB SATA 16MB 10000RPM (http://www.komplett.ie/k/ki.asp?sku=316738)

    Western Digital Caviar SE16 250GB SATA2 16MB 7200RPM (http://www.komplett.ie/k/ki.asp?sku=309535)
    is this the same one in the quiet mac pro's ?


    Big price difference and size difference. Is the raptor worth that kind of difference ?
     
  14. tomfowler macrumors newbie

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    This is the one I bought from Newegg

    The model number is identical to the one installed from Apple except for the last four digits. Didn't have an impact on the performance. Plugged right in and immediately worked. Recommended. Of course, Newegg had it at my door in under 48hrs.

    Whatever you get though, I would recommend SATA3. That is what the MacPro supports.
     
  15. PowerMike G5 macrumors regular

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    I would think that all of the standard HD options are 16MB instead of 8MB.
     
  16. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Powermike you have the raptor i was looking at. What's it like and does it improve peformance ?
     
  17. andym172 macrumors 6502

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    Mine's a Seagate ST3250824AS and is noisy as hell :mad:

    What a stupid choice of HD to put into such a quiet machine! :confused:
     
  18. PowerMike G5 macrumors regular

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    The Raptor provides excellent performance ... but I have been using Raptors for the past 2 years now, so I'm a little used to it ... I would definitely get one as your boot drive.

    And do get the latest 150GB version ...
     
  19. Chone macrumors 65816

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    Yes indeed Mac Pro is an incredibly quite machine and the only noticeable noise that comes out of it are the HDDs, but I like them better hell noisy than 0db silent, I hated that in the iMac 20" I had before the Mac Pro, I could never tell when the HDD was being accessed and personally it drove me nuts.
     

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