Best way to upgrade storage?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by nmaxcom, Oct 9, 2015.

  1. nmaxcom macrumors member

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    Hi!

    I was looking into external hard drives cause I'm running a bit low of space lately. I thought it would be a snap decision on amazon ratings but...

    I'm not exactly looking for a very portable thing, it'll probably always be on the desk so I have more space on my mac pro, and a very fast access.
    1-2TB would be more than enough.

    I don't even know if I could (or should) upgrade the mac pro itself? Whatever have a cheapest/reasonable ratio.

    Advice? Thanks!
     
  2. h9826790 macrumors 604

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    Do you have a cMP or nMP? They have different solutions
     
  3. nmaxcom thread starter macrumors member

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    I have no idea :p Does this help?

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  4. h9826790 macrumors 604

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    For nMP, one of the cheapest and simplest solution is just get a 1-2TB 2.5" USB 3.0 portable HDD.
     
  5. austinpike macrumors 6502

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    ^ yes, even if you don't "need" a portable drive, a 2.5" external will be much cleaner than a 3.5" since it is smaller and doesn't require an extra power cord/brick.
     
  6. Vidivici macrumors member

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    2.5" are slower then its 3.5" cousin.
    current 2.5" drives are around 100-110MB/s , 3.5" drives can handle 160-190MB/s speeds
     
  7. TzunamiOSX, Oct 13, 2015
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    The WD Raptor is a 2,5" hard drive, and it is one of the fastest mechanical drives, but you are right with normal 2,5" drives.
     
  8. pastrychef macrumors 601

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    I am partial towards NASes with a bit of redundancy.
     
  9. jeff7117 macrumors regular

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    Definitely a TB external drive. Something in a raid configuration would give higher speeds than a single drive. There are lots of options available with budget really being the only limiting factor.
     

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