MacPro. What harddrive to buy?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Mushroomgod, Sep 20, 2006.

  1. Mushroomgod macrumors newbie

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    Hi All,

    Iv just ordered my 1st Mac in about 7 years, my last one was an 8600 with 32mb of ram...things have moved on a bit sence then :)

    anyway, I downgraded to the 160gb drive and am planing to buy a second drive to install winxp onto. Up till now Iv been dealing with basic pc settups, IDE and all that stuff, but Im a little confused by the whole Sata thing..

    could somone tell me if this drive can be added as a second drive to the mac pro..for xp?
    http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx?Quicklinx=44FC&SearchType=1&SearchTerms=Seagate+Barracuda&PageMode=3&SearchKey=All&SearchMode=All&NavigationKey=0&v=2#infoarea

    cheers!
     
  2. NATO macrumors 68000

    NATO

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    Nope, that drive is an ATA-100 drive, you want Serial ATA (SATA). Any SATA drive will work 100% with the Mac Pro. I recommend Western Digital, although Seagate get good reviews also.

    These 250GB drives will work fine:
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    or
    link

    Also, check out Komplett as I recently saved over £60 buying 3 drives compared with my usual favourite hardware store, Overclockers.co.uk
     
  3. Mushroomgod thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks NATO you a star

    good job I asked, I was 99% sure that drive would work, good to find out it wont before I buy it :)

    cheers
     
  4. NATO macrumors 68000

    NATO

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    No problem. Welcome to the forums :) Feel free to post any and all questions relating to your Mac Pro should you feel the need.
     
  5. bob5820 macrumors 6502a

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    Just to throw in one more tidbit, 250 - 320 GB drives are the best $ to GB ratio just now. Unless you really need a 500 -740GB, go with the smaller (not that small) driives.
     
  6. Keebler macrumors 68030

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    congrats.

    one suggestion though...when you get your mac, before you turn it on, strap on a helmet and a seatbelt to your chair.

    then press the power button

    :)
    and enjoy!
     
  7. Mushroomgod thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hahah, Ill remember to :)
     

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