Mac Pro Windows Viability

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Sesshi, Aug 17, 2006.

  1. Sesshi macrumors G3

    Sesshi

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    How viable is it to use the mac pro as a full-time Windows machine right now?
     
  2. MRU macrumors demi-god

    MRU

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    As viable as a small raddish in a salad. It will work grand if you want it to, but if you dont like raddishes, forget it :D
     
  3. tobyg macrumors 6502a

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    "right now" it is not very viable. SATA performance is way below par.
     
  4. hwattys1 macrumors newbie

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    I took my Mac Pro back because it will not run PS any better than much older machines for now. But for those who want to keep them, has anybody tried the Intel SATA drivers here:

    http://downloadfinder.intel.com/scri...ems&lang =eng

    I was also having the slow SATA problem on mine with Boot Camp and never got around to trying these drivers.
     
  5. tobyg macrumors 6502a

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    Your link doesn't work, but most likely we have tried the drivers.

    Did you get hit with a restocking fee?
     
  6. G5isAlive macrumors 6502

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    Windows works fine on a Mac Pro

    I have heard a few people complaining about SATA drivers, no doubt it is true, but I know several people, including myself, who use boot camp and windows XP pro for games, ms office, and other programs, real life use, and it works fine. I wouldnt know it had a slow hard drive if I didnt read it here.
     
  7. Mr. Mister macrumors 6502

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