Just got my Mac Pro. Quick Question on Hard Drives.

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by BG-Mac, May 26, 2009.

  1. BG-Mac macrumors 6502

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    Hey so I just took delivery on my replacement Mac Pro as my last one had major issues. I've got a quick question regarding hard drives. Can I just pop out the stock HD, move it to Bay 2, put a Velociraptor in Bay 1 and then boot up and move my OS and Apps to the VR? Will I have any issues booting from Bay 2 right off the bat with the stock HD? I know this is kind of a noob question but I'd rather be safe than sorry.
     
  2. gugucom macrumors 68020

    gugucom

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    You can boot from any of the drives. I have an assortment of NTFS and HFS+ drives from 160 GB to 2 TB and have never cared where I boot the sucker.
     
  3. TheStrudel macrumors 65816

    TheStrudel

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    Drive location doesn't matter. Just make sure you're booting the right one if you have more than one boot volume (you can set this at startup).
     
  4. pprior macrumors 65816

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    As noted the mac pro does not care one bit where a drive is physically. You can boot from any drive bay.

    You set the boot drive via system preferences.

    Boot from your current drive, clone it to the VR, and then change the boot drive using system preferences. Then reboot and voila...

    You don't need to physically move your current drive unless you're obsessive compulsive and the thought of booting from a bay other than bay 1 will upset your comfort with the universe.
     

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