Hitachi 7k1000 Compatible w/ Mac Pro?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by chelsel, May 25, 2007.

  1. chelsel macrumors 6502

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    The @pple site keeps pushing the 500gb and 750gb expandability of the Mac Pro... but can I put the Hitachi 7k1000 1 terabyte drive in a new Mac Pro?

    Thanks!

    Cliff.
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  3. cr2sh macrumors 68030

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    Just for the record I would avoid using only one... I'd recommend buying at least two. Maybe three.
     
  4. chelsel thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks!

    I already have a hardware raid NAS solution from Infrant called the NV+... I've basically been using it as a desktop external storage with a few rsync backups from linux servers but I might dump the Infrant and just raid a few 1TB drives in the Pro... even though it's software raid it should be 'good enough'.

    Cliff.
     
  5. ReanimationLP macrumors 68030

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    Yeah, they didnt coin the name Hitachi Deathstar for nothing.
     
  6. chelsel thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hadn't heard about issues with these drives before... although I would prefer Seagate... any company that puts up a 5yr warranty in the computer biz has some confidence.
     
  7. miniConvert macrumors 68040

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    The name Deathstar was actually coined from an old drive inherited from IBM that had horrific failure rates.

    However, as somebody who has recently lost a Hitachi Deathstar I'm still more than happy to use the name :)

    This new drive has some excellent reviews, but once bitten, twice shy.
     
  8. Spanky Deluxe macrumors 601

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    Segate's 1TB drive is on the way. It was due within 6 months time four months ago. ;) If I were you, I'd wait for that.
     

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