Hard drive options for new Mac Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by MarkCombs, Feb 24, 2008.

  1. MarkCombs macrumors member

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    I just bought a new mac pro and do lots of Photoshop and want to swap out the stock 320 gig drive. I'm leaning towards 2 ultra fast Seagate 1 TB drives in a raid 0 configuration. The Raptor noise level scares me a bit.

    Anything negative to say about the Seagate drives? Any other configs?

    Thanks,
    Mark
     
  2. kittiyut macrumors regular

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    Get the ES2 version (Server grade) I have 4 of them in RAID 5 and 1 more for Time Machine. They are very quiet. No problems so far..... (knock wood)
     
  3. GotPro macrumors 6502

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    Hitachi, Hitachi, Hitachi...

    If you want to see just how fast the Seagate drives are *NOT*... take a peek over at anandtech's review:

    (You'll notice how stellar the Hitachi performs in it's place, however)...

    Slow A$$ Seagates and Western Digitals
     
  4. Mikebuzzsaw macrumors 6502

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    IMO, the qualify of seagate is far more superior than all the hard drives available on the market. I rather have a HDD last vs a super fast one. Seagates usually have 3-5 year warranty and none of my dozens of Seagates have died. WD and Maxtor is just awful.
     
  5. MarkCombs thread starter macrumors member

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    Hitachi drives

    I did look at the AnandTech site and the Hitachi drives look like they might be a good option. Any opinion on the two? Seagate or Hitachi? I guess I'm splitting hairs here....

    Thanks,
    Mark
     
  6. MarkCombs thread starter macrumors member

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    BeatFeats

    Bare Feats had a boot drive writeup this weekend. They seem to really like the WD and the Samsung drive for boot drives....

    Mark
     
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