got my new mac pro, question about extra HD

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by padré, Oct 18, 2006.

  1. padré macrumors regular

    Aug 7, 2006
    soooo my lovely machine has arrived today, i'm verry pleased with it exept for one point but not realy an important one (at least for me)
    - its kinda noisy

    but my question i'm going to a store tommorow to buy an extra intern HD drive, but i do not know after wath i should be looking

    do i need a ata or a sata drive, and do u guys know wich ones are good.

    so ATA or SATA???

    thx, i did some research but i don't understand allot about the things i found :)
  2. Trippy Jr macrumors member

    Aug 10, 2006
    You need a SATA drive. I'd recommend picking up a Seagate drive if they have one (Seagate is what most Mac Pros ship with in the first place).

    As for the noise - are you just noise sensitive, or is it really noisy? More detail please. They are very quiet machines.
  3. TheFuzz macrumors regular

    Aug 18, 2006
    i picked up one of these and am very happy with the speed/noise.
  4. techster85 macrumors regular

    Oct 17, 2006
    Lubbock, TX
    I got a SATA 3.0 gb/s 320 gig from for 80 bucks a couple weeks back. I plugged it into the mac pro and haven't had ANY problems with noise or anything else for that matter. I think the only thing you need to make sure of is that you get the SATA 3.0 and not the 1.5, although, the 1.5 might work, but it seems like the 3.0's are getting more common.
  5. padré thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 7, 2006

    thx for the idvise :)

    about the noisy part, i am verry noise sensetive, again it doesn't bother me but when not playing music i really here something spinning, i guess its noise coming from the fans, the hardrive or the ati 1900
  6. ljones macrumors regular

    Oct 2, 2006
    Atlanta, GA
    I need to get one as well. i want a smaller drive, just to use as the system drive. Have all my work stored on the other drive, and backup over the network to my G4. Great prices, but way too much storage space for what i need it for.

    And it definitely has to be quiet, Apple seem to buy the loudest f'n drives they can get. i hate that damn thing.

    And there is not doubt the noise in my mac pro is from the hard drive and the damn dvd drive i've ranted about throughout these forums.
  7. babsuvulawho macrumors member

    Sep 7, 2006
    I'm shocked at how quiet my Mac Pro is, at least relative to any of my PCs. It's by far the quietest tower I've ever owned.
  8. padré thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 7, 2006

    well i figured out its my ati 1900, i just had a friend over and the first thing he said is: damn is that thing on, i can't here it, so it must be my ears :)

    anyways this system rocks bigtime :d

    verry verry happy will post pics later after i have installed the new drive with windows tommorow
  9. minnesotamacman macrumors regular

    Jul 22, 2006

    And I got 3 320GB Seagatte Barracude drives from for $94 each. They scream! I love this Mac Pro. They installed in under 5 minutes also. How is that for ease of use.

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