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 68030

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    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

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    "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 68030

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    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

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    I'd recommend the Samsung F1 as opposed to the Seagate.
     
  5. hajime thread starter macrumors 68030

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

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    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: http://www.serialata.org/namingguidelines.asp
     

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