2TB hard drive

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  1. dholaday macrumors member

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    New MacPro seems to be shipping with WD Caviar Black for the 1TB HD. What 2TB HD is Apple using in the 2010 MP?

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  2. eponym macrumors 6502

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    Probably the same—a caviar black.

    But upgrading the drive through Apple is a waste of money. For roughly the same price you can buy a 2TB drive yourself and still keep the first 1TB drive.
     
  3. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    caviar black 2tb can be found for under 179. caviar black 1tb can be found for 99. both sealed with 5 year warranty. don't buy them from apple you would truly be burning money.


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...n_digital_caviar_black-_-22-136-456-_-Product

    2tb 179.99

    http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name...-WD1002FAEX-1TB-SATA3-7200rpm-64MB-Hard-Drive

    1tb 85

    http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name...-WD1001FALS-1TB-SATA2-7200rpm-32MB-Hard-Drive


    1tb 89 I think this is the exact one apple sends to you High5 is a 5 dollar discount code
     
  4. strausd macrumors 68030

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    Like someone already said, it is probably a Caviar Black. But considering people are smart enough to buy drives themselves, we may not know for a while.
     
  5. alphaod macrumors Core

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    The 640GB, 1TB, and 2TB options have always been the WD Caviar Black.
     
  6. Vylen macrumors 65816

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    Bah... i've mentioned it before >_>

    The 2TB drive is a Hitachi Deskstar/7K2000... I would know since that's what I got in my Mac Pro :p
     
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  8. Vylen macrumors 65816

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    Model: Hitachi HDS722020ALA330

    So yes, 32mb cache
     
  9. MacSince1985 macrumors regular

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    Speaking of warranty, what's the warranty on the OEM caviar black Apple installs in the Mac Pros? (I know WD doesn't handle the warranty on OEM drives)
     
  10. jedijoe macrumors 6502

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    Since the 1TB and 2TB are supported by Apple RAID card, if they were just Black drives, they wouldn't support TLER, which in turn causes issues with RAID arrays.

    Are they some Apple/OEM hybrid between the black and RE models? Or does Apple RAID card take into account the desktop drive TLER setting?

    Because the 2TB pricing is basically the retail prices of the Western Digital RE (enterprise) drives...

    The same goes for the desktop-class HDS722020ALA330, stated above, but from a Hitachi white paper, it says "video editing arrays", so maybe its more raid friendly (the Hitachi drive)
     
  11. VirtualRain macrumors 603

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    No... In 2009, the 640GB's were a mix of Blue and Black.
     
  12. dholaday thread starter macrumors member

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    Don't know for sure, but I'll bet warranty is whatever covers your MP: 1 year unless you have applecare, then 3 yrs.

    FYI, Hitachi Deskstar/7K2000 is on Newegg for $130
     
  13. MacSince1985 macrumors regular

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    I just picked up 2 x 2TB Hitachi Deskstar. $129 sale price + $20 mail-in-rebate = $109 each. That made the choice between Deskstar and Caviar black easier to make ;-)
     
  14. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I stand corrected… and a mix? Sound like the people who got the Caviar Blue drives got kind of screwed…
     
  15. reel2reel macrumors 6502a

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    I got a 1 TB Green in 2008. Switched it out and put it into the spare drives pool at work.
     
  16. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Apple normally chooses Toshiba, but when on low stock of them, they go with Caviars.
     
  17. MacSince1985 macrumors regular

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    Over the years, I got IBM, Seagate, Hitachi, and WD as OEM Apple drives. So they use everything :D
     
  18. CaptainChunk macrumors 68020

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    Toshiba hasn't manufactured any 3.5" internal drives outside of enterprise-class SAS drives for a while now. Their consumer market focuses on 2.5" (and smaller) drives. Are you sure you didn't mean Hitachi?

    For what it's worth, most of what I've seen ship in Mac Pros from 2008 to present have been WD drives. My 2008 MP came with a 320GB Caviar SE16 (which later later got rebranded as a Caviar Blue). The 2009 machines that a couple of my friends have came with Caviar Blacks. I'm not sure of there's any sort of consistency with what they use, however.
     

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