Raptor 150GB SATA drive on MacPro?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Mr.Gadget, Sep 22, 2006.

  1. Mr.Gadget macrumors 6502

    Mr.Gadget

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    Is there any reason why I could not run my 150GB 10K SATA drive on the MacPro?
    I also have a Seagate SATAII 320GB drive and a 160GB Seagate SATA1 drive.

    Given this desktop will come with a SATAII drive of 160, 250 or 500, what combo am I looing at for max performance? Maybe get a second matching drive of one of my three drives to make a RAID setup?

    Thanks!
     
  2. NATO macrumors 68000

    NATO

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    The Raptor drive will work perfectly in the Mac Pro (using one myself). Daaaamn fast drive ;)
     
  3. YoNeX macrumors regular

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    Dual Raptors in Raid 0 (stripped). Then again you won't know much speed difference. I suggest something along lines of the new perpendicular hardrives with 16mb cache and get how ever big you can afford. 400GB drives are under $120 if you look around, and the new 750GB are down to almost $300. So, go for those drives, instead of spending it on the Raptors. :)
     
  4. Mr.Gadget thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mr.Gadget

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    750's are that low now days? :eek: I'm thinking dual 750 SATAII is the ticket. See, now you are making that much harder for me to decide between MacPro and MacBookPro... :confused:

    I love having to make that "choice" though!!!!
     
  5. ebd.i.am macrumors 6502

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    is there a 10k 16mb or 7200 16mb hdd for macbooks?
    or is it all the same for mb/mbp ?
     
  6. RichP macrumors 68000

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    I have a Raptor in my G5, and it definitely is faster. I do wonder how it compares to the perpendicular drives though; anyone see any head-to-head comparisons?
     

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