Mac Pro Hard Drive Questions

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Mr.PS, Jan 25, 2008.

  1. Mr.PS macrumors 6502a

    Jan 8, 2008
    The stock drive has a 16mb cache, correct? I assume I will get a 320gb Seagate Barracuda, or WD. I want to purchase a second drive and possibly raid it, or just use it for time machine.

    I will most likely purchase an identical drive; however, just out of pure curiosity. Does a 32mb cache affect performance that much?

    Also, why would the 10,000 rpm Raptors be considered a novelty these days? I've ran these puppies in Raid 0 since 2003 on my PC. I've read a few posts here that suggested that they're a novelty now days because of the larger cache and platter sizes of modern SATA3 drives like the stock Apple drive. Can anyone explain the theory behind this, I don't doubt it, I'm just curious why.

    Any insight, feedback, or comments would be greatly appreciated. :)

    Just to prevent any pointless posts or confusion. I am not looking for maximum space. 320gb's is more then enough for my needs. I also know all of the risks associated with running a raid array.
  2. rtrt, Jan 26, 2008
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2011
  3. Wild-Bill macrumors 68030


    Jan 10, 2007

    BTW, this topic has been covered many many times. Try the search feature next time and open your world up to a plethora of info. ;)

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