Just ordered Mac....Now have a hard drive question

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by DanLD45, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. DanLD45 macrumors newbie

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    So i just ordered a Quad-Core 2.93 but i want to get a 2nd hard drive from Newegg.

    This will be my first desktop along with the first time installing a Hard drive into a Mac.

    I wanted to know if there is any steps to follow or if the hard drive is just plug and play.

    And i will not be running a raid configuration as my plan is to install XP on one drive.

    Thanks all for your help
     
  2. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

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  3. DanLD45 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. illegallydead macrumors 6502a

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    Absolutely Plug & Play. Not much too it. As the other poster said, just format it from Disk Utility once you have plugged it in!
     
  5. CaptainChunk macrumors 68020

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    It's also worth noting that if you're looking at installing a Velociraptor drive, be sure to get the model that is backplane-compatible (HLFS model suffix) and not the other version (GLFS suffix).

    Other than that, virtually any SATA drive will work in a Mac Pro.
     
  6. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    Or the 2.5" (BLFS) version, unless a mounting solution is available/DIY'ed. :p
     

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