Mac Pro How do I replace hard drive?

chanapp

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Mar 3, 2011
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Philadelphia, PA
I need to replace the hard drive. It is slowly burning out, probably from too many hard starts. This is what I have.
Can you recommend product and brand I need to replace this. Not sure myself. Is it easy to replace as a DIY project?

Thanks for all you help.
Chuck

Model Name: Mac Pro
Model Identifier: MacPro1,1
Processor Name: Dual-Core Intel Xeon
Processor Speed: 2.66 GHz
Number Of Processors: 2
Total Number Of Cores: 4
L2 Cache (per processor): 4 MB
Memory: 5 GB
Bus Speed: 1.33 GHz
Boot ROM Version: MP11.005C.B08
SMC Version (system): 1.7f10
Serial Number (system): YM632787UQ2
Hardware UUID: 00000000-0000-1000-8000-0017F2006
 

ActionableMango

macrumors G3
Sep 21, 2010
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Any 3.5" SATA drive will do. I recommend Western Digital Caviar Black. It is what currently ships in Mac Pros.

I recommend purchasing from http://newegg.com, they are a decent outfit with great prices.

Before removing the old drive, use software to clone the old hard drive to the new. Carbon Copy Cloner is a popular choice.
 

Daud

macrumors regular
Oct 23, 2008
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Ssd

get breath of life for your 1,1 by $99 SSD 40GB drive from OWC (as start-up and application only drive) if you will reload your system anyway..
 

DeeEss

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Jan 17, 2011
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Caviar Blacks are way too noisy for my liking.

I just put in 4 3tb Hitachi Deskstars which are silent.

I would defo recommend an SSD also. I have 2 OWC Mercury Pro's which are blinding fast.
 

ActionableMango

macrumors G3
Sep 21, 2010
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Caviar Blacks are way too noisy for my liking
Do you have them in an external enclosure or something? Because my Mac Pro has the default Caviar Black and the computer is nearly silent. There is some slight fan noise, but no apparent hard drive noise.
 

DeeEss

macrumors 6502a
Jan 17, 2011
643
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Do you have them in an external enclosure or something? Because my Mac Pro has the default Caviar Black and the computer is nearly silent. There is some slight fan noise, but no apparent hard drive noise.
My new Mac Pro came with a caviar black internally. It was really noisy - Search and write noise and constant clicking and whining. It sounded like a really old style drive from the 90's. At first I just thought it must have been the way the aluminium case of the MP amplified the sound and I was always going to install 4 new drives anyway. Luckily and to my delight surprise the Hitachi's were completely silent.

Maybe I had a duff one but I've read a lot of comments on these boards since, all saying how noisy it was.