New Hard Drive advice

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by macMonte, Oct 23, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I have a 2006 Mac Pro and need to replace the system hard drive. I was looking at some western digital drives on newegg and found a few that seemed fine.

    I notice some of the newer drives have 32mb caches instead of 16mb. Is it worth to spend an extra $10 on one of these newer drives?

    Does anyone have any of their own recommendations for a new internal system drive for a mac pro?


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136319

    vs.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136218
     
  2. macrumors 68000

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    one of the slowest components of the system is usually the hard drive, and 640Gb drives are some of the nicest drives out their with their speed and cache.

    id recommend picking up the 640aaks 32mb drive. i had gotten the first release of the 640gb 16mb and its great, im looking to pick up a 32mb cache drive to give it that bit of a boost in access time.



    also most of the aaks series drives seems to me for the most part to be pretty substantial quality drives.
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    I agree. In most computers, the hard drive is the bottleneck. Invest in a fast one. $10 more for the Caviar Black is a no-brainer. If you want more and have money to burn, consider the VelociRaptor.
     

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