MacPro. What harddrive to buy?

Mushroomgod

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Sep 20, 2006
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Hi All,

Iv just ordered my 1st Mac in about 7 years, my last one was an 8600 with 32mb of ram...things have moved on a bit sence then :)

anyway, I downgraded to the 160gb drive and am planing to buy a second drive to install winxp onto. Up till now Iv been dealing with basic pc settups, IDE and all that stuff, but Im a little confused by the whole Sata thing..

could somone tell me if this drive can be added as a second drive to the mac pro..for xp?
http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx?Quicklinx=44FC&SearchType=1&SearchTerms=Seagate+Barracuda&PageMode=3&SearchKey=All&SearchMode=All&NavigationKey=0&v=2#infoarea

cheers!
 

NATO

macrumors 68000
Feb 14, 2005
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Northern Ireland
Nope, that drive is an ATA-100 drive, you want Serial ATA (SATA). Any SATA drive will work 100% with the Mac Pro. I recommend Western Digital, although Seagate get good reviews also.

These 250GB drives will work fine:
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or
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Also, check out Komplett as I recently saved over £60 buying 3 drives compared with my usual favourite hardware store, Overclockers.co.uk
 

Mushroomgod

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Sep 20, 2006
23
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thanks NATO you a star

good job I asked, I was 99% sure that drive would work, good to find out it wont before I buy it :)

cheers
 

NATO

macrumors 68000
Feb 14, 2005
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No problem. Welcome to the forums :) Feel free to post any and all questions relating to your Mac Pro should you feel the need.
 

Keebler

macrumors 68030
Jun 20, 2005
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congrats.

one suggestion though...when you get your mac, before you turn it on, strap on a helmet and a seatbelt to your chair.

then press the power button

:)
and enjoy!
 

Mushroomgod

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Sep 20, 2006
23
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Keebler said:
congrats.

one suggestion though...when you get your mac, before you turn it on, strap on a helmet and a seatbelt to your chair.

then press the power button

:)
and enjoy!
hahah, Ill remember to :)