Ideas for Hard Drives in MP

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by jkaz, Apr 13, 2008.

  1. jkaz macrumors 6502

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    Hi,

    Just got a Mac Pro last week and I'm thinking about adding some hard drives, anyone have a recommendation?

    Hoping to not spend too much money at this point, probably just start with 1 hard drive for now and add a 2nd and 3rd down the road.

    Thanks!
     
  2. tfward macrumors member

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  3. aibo macrumors 6502

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    if you want the fastest AND quietest, get the WD6400aaks
     
  4. Infrared macrumors 68000

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    For a machine of this class, nothing less than 32 drives will do.

    As a starting point.

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  5. jkaz thread starter macrumors 6502

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  6. treehorn macrumors 6502

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    I'll second the Samsungs. got 2 of them for my MacPro: one to swap out for the startup drive (using the stock drive for ITunes and IPhoto storage) and one for video editing. No problems (knock wood) very quiet, very speedy.
     
  7. JrdBeau macrumors member

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  8. rob finch macrumors member

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    I second the WD's, very, very fast and very, very quiet. I'll be buying more.
     
  9. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    Get a Hitachi or Samsung 1tb with 32mb cache, they own the raptors by all accounts even with a lower rpm.
     
  10. Mr.Noisy macrumors 65816

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    I use 3 WD5000AAKS Drives, the AAKS drives are indeed fast and quiet, highly recommend the 640's ;)
     

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