4,1 in need of 3TB HD

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by adam9c1, Jan 24, 2014.

  1. adam9c1 macrumors 68000


    May 2, 2012
    current setup:
    oMP 4,1
    1x 128GB SSD OS, APPS (filling up FAST, 6GB free)
    1x 2TB 7200 Seagate I think (170GB free)
    1x 2TB TM WD Green

    I store the following:
    - iPhoto library
    - iTunes library
    - several VmWare virtual machines
    - app installers which I rarely use
    - misc videos which I rarely use: music, documentaries, movies (not in iTunes)

    I would like to purchase 1x 3TB drive but I'm torn as to what to get.
    I would like it to be plugged in to one of the 4 bays.
    Will an "older" model 7200 work okay?
    Will I gain anything from a WD Black WD3003FZEX

    The current storage drive would become my offsite backup drive using crashplan.
  2. CrazyNurse macrumors regular

    Oct 23, 2012
    I'm not sure you should pay the premium of a Black series drive.

    The standard WD/Hitachi & Seagate drives should do you.

    Just have a good backup strategy…a backup of your backup.

    "One is None. And Two is One." Basically have a Plan 'B' to start any endeavor.
  3. Fuchal macrumors 68020

    Sep 30, 2003
    I threw two WD Red 4TB drives in my Mac Pro 1,1 and put them in Raid 1. And I have been extremely pleased with their speed and reliability so far.

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