2008 Mac Pro: What brand hard drive came with yours?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by aibo, Feb 11, 2008.

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What brand hard drive came OEM in your Early 2008 Mac Pro?

  1. Western Digital 320GB

    12 vote(s)
    44.4%
  2. Western Digital 500GB

    1 vote(s)
    3.7%
  3. Western Digital (other)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Seagate 320GB

    8 vote(s)
    29.6%
  5. Seagate 500GB

    3 vote(s)
    11.1%
  6. Seagate (other)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Hitachi (please post capacity)

    2 vote(s)
    7.4%
  8. Samsung?! (please post capacity)

    1 vote(s)
    3.7%
  1. aibo macrumors 6502

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    #1
    While reading up on the Early 2008 Mac Pro before mine shipped, Macworld wrote that "The eight-core 2.8GHz system lagged in some of our tests, results we attribute to its somewhat sluggish Seagate hard drive." referring to the OEM 320GB. When my 2008 Mac Pro arrived I was happy to see it's a Western Digital instead. (always preferred them over seagate... far quieter)

    I also understand that if you order the 1TB option, it's a Hitachi. It seems like Apple is going with nearly every company out there for hard drives. This poll is just to see what you folks have gotten in yours.
     
  2. aibo thread starter macrumors 6502

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  3. Sharky II macrumors 6502a

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    Very interested in these results... i don't want a 'noisy' 500GB drive, but i also don't want a slow 320gb drive...
     
  4. iSail macrumors newbie

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    Seagate 320. Added 2-500 and 1-750 WD drives. I haven't noticed the ST being any louder...I can't hear any of 'em unless I put my ear next to the case.
     
  5. mattvs macrumors newbie

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    2008 Mac Pro: What brand hard drive came with yours?

    Mine came with a Western Digital 320GB. I've also installed the Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 7200 rpm Drive in the second drive bay. Honestly I have not really noticed a speed or sound difference between the two. I used Carbon Copy Cloner to move the OS to the Seagate and haven't really noticed a difference. I did hear the Seagate make some noise when I was booting, or running some heavier apps. The only noise I really seem to hear out of the tower is the GPU fan on my Radeon HD 2600 XT. Still haven't made up my mind whether I want to swap that out for the X1900 yet though.
     
  6. BillB50 macrumors member

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    The poll asked for 2008 models. My MP is from November of 09 and came with a 640GB Hitachi - 7200RPM dated October 2009.

    Fortunately, it's sitting on a shelf :)
     
  7. Genghis Khan macrumors 65816

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    #7
    320GB WD

    Haven't had any problems with it so far...added another 320GB WD and a 640GB WD


    *note: my MacBook came with a Hitachi drive...and my friends PowerMac G5 came with a Seagate
     
  8. peskaa macrumors 68020

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    Hitachi 320GB in a 2.8x8 2008 model.


    EDIT: why did I respond to an ancient thread? Oh well.
     
  9. BillB50 macrumors member

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    LOL - blame Mattvs - I did too...
     

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