New hard drive help

timmillwood

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Apr 7, 2006
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I m looking to get a new hard drive for my Powermac dual 2.0gz (2 chips, 4 slot ram model)

I currently have one 160gb hdd and looking for one the same size or bigger, but i then though i will be getting a mac pro within the next year so it would be nice to get one that would be ok for that to. so i am looking to get a 250gb drive to backup my current 160gb drive then use the new 250gb drive in my mac pro (when i get it) to back up the 250gb drive already in it.

Whats the best drive i can get to run in my powermac and then will be ok for my mac pro?

Thanks
Tim*:confused:
 
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freakonguitar

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It would have to be a SATA drive, if you are unsure which drives are the best you could always find one at the price you want and read a review at for instance : cnet.com/reviews . I have been told personally, contrary to timmillwood that Western Digital aren't the best drives to go with. I would probably go with Maxtor or Seagate. :)
 

dex22

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Jun 17, 2003
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Here's what I would look for if I were you, based on Pricewatch, 1 minute ago :)

A S-ATA 2 drive with a 16MB cache would be the best performer in your Mac Pro when you get it, and will work well in your PowerMac.

Looking on Pricewatch, A WD2500KS Western Digital Caviar SE16 250GB Serial ATA II 7200RPM drive with 16MB buffer would be $78.60 including free shipping.

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=101220-12

Hope this helps...
 

MacProGuy

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Aug 16, 2006
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dex22 said:
Here's what I would look for if I were you, based on Pricewatch, 1 minute ago :)

A S-ATA 2 drive with a 16MB cache would be the best performer in your Mac Pro when you get it, and will work well in your PowerMac.

Looking on Pricewatch, A WD2500KS Western Digital Caviar SE16 250GB Serial ATA II 7200RPM drive with 16MB buffer would be $78.60 including free shipping.

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=101220-12

Hope this helps...

Personally, I'd recommend the new 320GB perpendicular drive from Seagate... the 7200.10

MUCH FASTER than just about anything out there, and at $99 from New Egg

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822148140&CMP=OTC-pr1c3watch&ATT=22-148-140

30 Cents a Gig ain't too bad for a much faster performer ;)

Of course, if you just HAVE to get the cheapest thing out there...

$63 for 250GIG SATA 8 Meg Cache:

http://3btech.net/whlamadate251.html