New hard drive help

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by timmillwood, Aug 21, 2006.

  1. timmillwood macrumors 6502a

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    I m looking to get a new hard drive for my Powermac dual 2.0gz (2 chips, 4 slot ram model)

    I currently have one 160gb hdd and looking for one the same size or bigger, but i then though i will be getting a mac pro within the next year so it would be nice to get one that would be ok for that to. so i am looking to get a 250gb drive to backup my current 160gb drive then use the new 250gb drive in my mac pro (when i get it) to back up the 250gb drive already in it.

    Whats the best drive i can get to run in my powermac and then will be ok for my mac pro?

    Thanks
    Tim*:confused:
     
  2. illegalprelude macrumors 68000

    illegalprelude

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    anything SATA, aka Seria ATA. Western Digital is what I use.
     
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    It would have to be a SATA drive, if you are unsure which drives are the best you could always find one at the price you want and read a review at for instance : cnet.com/reviews . I have been told personally, contrary to timmillwood that Western Digital aren't the best drives to go with. I would probably go with Maxtor or Seagate. :)
     
  4. dex22 macrumors regular

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    Here's what I would look for if I were you, based on Pricewatch, 1 minute ago :)

    A S-ATA 2 drive with a 16MB cache would be the best performer in your Mac Pro when you get it, and will work well in your PowerMac.

    Looking on Pricewatch, A WD2500KS Western Digital Caviar SE16 250GB Serial ATA II 7200RPM drive with 16MB buffer would be $78.60 including free shipping.

    http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=101220-12

    Hope this helps...
     
  5. MacProGuy macrumors regular

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    Personally, I'd recommend the new 320GB perpendicular drive from Seagate... the 7200.10

    MUCH FASTER than just about anything out there, and at $99 from New Egg

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822148140&CMP=OTC-pr1c3watch&ATT=22-148-140

    30 Cents a Gig ain't too bad for a much faster performer ;)

    Of course, if you just HAVE to get the cheapest thing out there...

    $63 for 250GIG SATA 8 Meg Cache:

    http://3btech.net/whlamadate251.html
     
  6. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Yes, I recommend Seagate as well.

    Whatever you get, make sure it has (at least) a 5-year warranty.
     

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