Moving my 3.5" Windows Data Drive(photo) to Mac Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by vcuares, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. vcuares macrumors member


    Oct 30, 2008
    Hi, total newbie on a Mac. It arrives on Saturday.

    I've got 3 drives.
    1) 500GB SATA bought last month. Seagate (Filled with photos) throughput I get is Max 95mb/s - esata enclosure available - windows
    2) 320GB PATA USB enclosure available (filled with photos) - windows
    3) 1TB Samsung Spinpoint, NEW

    What's the best way in migrating. 1&2 are NTFS
    Mac Pro Dual Quad 2.8 comes with 320GB - do you think I need to switch it out with 1) or 3) or there will be no speed difference. I'm also planning on installing Vista 64

    Can I just insert the SATA 1) drive in a Mac pro.

    Things I've read so far.
    1) NTFS will be read only on a Mac
    2) PATA will not work with Mac Pro
  2. vcuares thread starter macrumors member


    Oct 30, 2008
    anyone? perhaps at mac pro section might be of help. How do I transfer this thread?

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