Advice on buying Hard Drive for the Mac Pro please

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by hajime, Jun 19, 2008.

  1. hajime macrumors 601

    Jul 23, 2007
    I plan to buy a 1TB drive for the Mac Pro. From the specifications posted on the Apple website, SATA-2 is not listed. Does that mean Mac Pros only support SATA and SAS? I consider to buy a 750-1TB drive (7200rpm or above) with 32MB cache. Any recommendation? Thanks.
  2. macintosh tech macrumors member

    Apr 28, 2008
    "3Gb/s Serial ATA "

    That is SATA2. SATA (1) is 1.5Gb/s. So SATA2 drives will work just fine for you. 頑張ってください!
  3. hajime thread starter macrumors 601

    Jul 23, 2007
    Seagate Barracuda 7200.11

    Thanks for the info. Is the Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 (7200rpm, 32MB cache) the best we can get for the Mac Pro?
  4. nick9191 macrumors 68040

    Feb 17, 2008
    I'd recommend the Samsung F1 as opposed to the Seagate.
  5. hajime thread starter macrumors 601

    Jul 23, 2007
    Do you mean the Samsung SpinPoint F1 (HD103UJ) 1000GB SATA/300?
  6. nanofrog macrumors G4

    May 6, 2008
    Some SATA I drives are able to operate at 3.0 Gb/s. Its the most notable feature, and has caused quite a bit of confusion. For a drive to be SATA II, additional specifications are required.

    This may help:

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