Mac Pro - 3 Terabyte Hard Drive Recommendations? SSD Boot Drive?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by mdamour, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. mdamour macrumors newbie

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    Howdy...

    I've got a 2009 Mac Pro and I have all 4 of my Hard Drive bays filled currently with a mixture of 1TB and 2TB drives. I wanted to start swapping some of my smaller 1TB drives for some of the new larger 3TB drives. I went on NewEgg and was reading that certain operating systems are having a hard time addressing drives with over 2 TB of storage (the system only sees 2.12 TB or something like that of a 3TB drive). Has anyone had luck installing a 3TB drive in a Mac Pro and had the system recognize the entire disk? If so which brand and are you happy with it? I'm running Snow Leopard with all the most recent updates.

    I also run my large iTunes library and store quite a few files on my boot drive, and while everything seems to run efficiently I've heard from some people that booting with ONLY the operating system from a SSD really makes the experience snappy. Wondering if anyone out there does this and how they like it.

    Thanks for any and all suggestions.
     
  2. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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  3. mdamour thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the link... you said you buy all your 3TB drives from him but have you installed them in a Mac Pro and do they show the entire hard drive as usable space?
     
  4. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    yes if you run snow leopard.

    i never tried them with leopard
    or windows or any other os.



    lots of users have them in 2009 and 2010 mac pros
     
  5. Transporteur macrumors 68030

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    Mac OS X >= 10.4 can address HFS+ volumes of up to 8EB, which is 8 million Terabytes.
     
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