Harddrive question - while we wait for it to arrive

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by whistler222, Feb 5, 2008.

  1. whistler222 macrumors 6502

    Nov 8, 2007
    I got a 750 Samsung F1 drive waiting.. i would like to put oSX on here, and use it for mac..
    use the stock 320gb for windows vista

    how do i do this?
    remove stock drive, plug into slot 2
    plug f1 drive into slot 1
    reinstall osx on slot 1
    format slot 2 (stock drive), and install vista

    any more specific ideas?
    also, after removing/reinserting the harddrive, how do i get mac to boot to the osx install disc?
  2. bilbo--baggins macrumors 6502a

    Jan 6, 2006
    There is no need to move the stock hard drive. Just put the new one in another slot, format it and install OS X (and set the new drive as the startup drive). Then either reformat the stock drive, or just use bootcamp to partition it, and install Vista.
  3. pyramid6 macrumors regular

    Aug 8, 2006
    I could be wrong, but I don't think the Mac Pro cares which drive you install OS X on. It may matter which OS boots by default.

    I have the 320g Mac OS X in drive one, an 80g windows in drive two, two 500g HSPF drives in drive 3 and 4. If that helps.

  4. Banacek macrumors 6502

    Jan 13, 2008
    I have a question: I was thinking of splitting my 750 F1 in half, with the first half for Vista and the second half as a partition both OSX and Vista can easily read. So my question is, what file format can Vista and OSX easily read? :)
  5. astroboi macrumors member

    Aug 10, 2007
    Melbourne, Down Under
    NTFS. You won't be able to write to it in OS X though.
  6. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    Not by default, but third parties made something that allows it, albit slow write last time I checked.
  7. Banacek macrumors 6502

    Jan 13, 2008
    I wonder if there is a way to mount it as a network drive so you can access it using Samba...
  8. Geosphere macrumors newbie

    Jan 26, 2008
    dose vmware fusion work? I though it said some where you can copy between the 2 os?
  9. Rowlander macrumors member

    Aug 25, 2007
    I didn´t want to start a new thread, my question seems to fit the thread title:

    I´m a bit confused about what kind of harddrive I need to buy for the new Mac Pro. In the manual it sais "SATA 3Gb/s"

    When I look on the web for harddrives, it sais for example: "SATA-300" or "S-ATA II 300MB/s"
    I assume, that´s alright. But I wanted to ask any way.

    I intend to buy two of this one and put them into my Mac Pro in software RAID 0 configuration, sorry the page is in German:

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