Adding a HD to Mac Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Illmetaphor, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. Illmetaphor macrumors member

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    I have an early 2009 mac pro and I'm thinking of adding a new HD. Im a video editor and have already 75% of my space. My questions are....

    1. How much will it cost and where is the best place to buy them??
    2. How difficult is it to install yourself?
    3. Will it affect my previous hardrive?
    4. How much more reliable are they than external HD's???
     
  2. hatehereyes macrumors 6502a

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    1. I would check tigerdirect or newegg.
    2. In mac pro's, not difficult at all.
    3. Will not affect it.
    4. External drives and internal are just as reliable as eachother.
     
  3. lannister80 macrumors 6502

    lannister80

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    If you're going to get a 1TB drive, I HIGHLY recommend this one:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136317
     
  4. CaptainChunk macrumors 68020

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    I wouldn't recommend using a WD Green (which throttles between 5,400- and 7,200-rpm to save energy) as a video editing scratch disk. The WD Black is a much more suitable model for this application.
     

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