Mac Pro hard drive decision

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Spaceman Spiff, Sep 11, 2006.

  1. Spaceman Spiff macrumors regular

    Oct 9, 2003
    Hey, quick question here for those more knowledgeable than me...

    I just received my Mac Pro (Yay!) and I'm trying to figure out whether to use the one 250 gig drive that came in it with OS X installed as my boot drive, or install OS X on my Seagate Barracuda 320 gig drive and use that as the main drive. I'm just wondering if there's going to be much of a difference in terms of speed, or if there's any other differences I should be aware of.

    Thanks for your help!
  2. Danksi macrumors 68000


    Oct 3, 2005
    Nelson, BC. Canada
    What do you plan to use the Mac Pro for?

    Video, photo, gaming...? If Photo or Video, then may be an idea to use the 250Gb as system drive and 320Gb as your scratch/media drive... (larger capacity).
  3. Spaceman Spiff thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 9, 2003
    Video is my main reason for it, some gaming on the side, I do design work in Photoshop and such, and it's also just my main computer now for general internet and word processing.

    Looking at the two hard drive's specs, I see not much of a difference other than the Seagate having a 16 megabyte cache, versus the 8 megabyte of the one in the Pro.

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