MacPro: Hd & TFT

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by WoOdPiPeS, Jan 29, 2008.

  1. WoOdPiPeS macrumors member

    Jan 12, 2008
    Hi all,
    Next week my new MP will be at home. For that day, I want to buy 3Hds in my local shop (not by Apple), and I would like to ask for some help. I'll need 2Hds 250Gb and 1Hd 500Gb. Any brand? Any model? I'll use them for Video editing.
    I would olso need one or two 22" TFT or may be one 24", but I can not afford an Apple screen...

    Another question: the hd wich comes with the computer is a 320Gb with 8Mb buffer... as 320 is buy far enough for me, I could remove it and put a smaller 250hd with 16 or 32Mb buffer. Would this make sense? would I feel a velocity increasing?

    Thanks in advance,

  2. 321estrellas macrumors 6502


    Sep 28, 2007
    I can't really answer either of your questions, but I'll recommend that, since you're video editing, you get at least 1 500GB hard drive in place of the 2x250GB's...with video editing, that will take up space quickly, and with all the bays full with the stock hard drive and the 3 hard drives you plan on getting, if you want to upgrade, you'll have a spare hard drive laying around...
  3. fluidedge macrumors 65816


    Nov 1, 2007
    there is no such thing as a 250 with 16/32MB cache - 8mb is what you get with that capacity.
  4. kdb31 macrumors member

    Jan 23, 2008
    SF Bay Area
    What type of work are you doing? That might help people better give you advice - like if a more expensive panel is worth it. While I've never looked at any benchmarks showing the performance difference that larger vs smaller cache would make (if that exists?) I think the speed variation is a lot more dependent on the overall harddrive design. For example a higher platter density is going to give you faster times which is what makes the Samsung F1 drives the fastest right now at I think 334gb per platter. I'll try and get some numbers for you when I have a chance. has some good info as well you can check out
  5. WoOdPiPeS thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 12, 2008

    Thanks for answering. I'll do DVCPro 50 Editing, but I'm a musician. Music apps are hungry but not as hungry as Video things... so, I want to be sure to buy a good drives.
    I've seen some post about these Samsung... seems good and fast... but I really don't need more than 2x250 and 1x500. My pocket after buying MacPro it's not too healthy, so I have to go for that config. If in a future need more space... I'll remove them for bigger ones.
    The same reason for the TFT's... can't afford Apple screens...



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