Guess what brand will be new HDD in Mac Pro 2012 ?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Spacedust, May 17, 2012.

  1. Spacedust macrumors 6502a

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    Currently for 3,5" drives there will be only two companies:

    Seagate=Maxtor, Samsung, Quantum
    Toshiba=Western Digital, Hitachi, Fujitsu, IBM

    I think they were sticking with WD last time, so they will go for Toshiba drives.

    Mac Pro 2006 - Seagate 250 GB
    Mac Pro 2007 - Seagate 250 GB
    Mac Pro 2008 - Seagate 320 GB
    Mac Pro 2009 - Western Digital 640 GB
    Mac Pro 2010 - Western Digital 1 TB
     
  2. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    You've misunderstood the news on the WD/Toshiba thing. Seagate and Western Digital are still the major players, Toshiba are now able to enter the market with the assets they have received from WD.
     
  3. Spacedust thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    All 3,5" WD drives will be now probably branded as Toshiba or remain as WD.
     
  4. xgman macrumors 601

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  5. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    You seem to be implying that Toshiba and WD's HDD businesses are one entity which isn't the case. There are three 3.5" HDD suppliers for desktops and enterprise. Seagate, Toshiba and WD. All three will compete with each other. Toshiba's drives aren't just going to be re-branded WD drives.
     
  6. ssgbryan macrumors 6502

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    The HD is irrelevant for me. That sucker will be replaced with an SSD when I take it out of the box.
     
  7. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    Whatever's cheapest that fits their requirements from available brands and models. ;)
     

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