New Mac Pro. Memory and External Hard Drive Upgrades

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by parislv, Mar 4, 2008.

  1. parislv macrumors newbie

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    Hi -- first post ever here -- at any rate, Saturday I bought a new Mac Pro (Two 2.8GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon - 8 core). I basically bought this because my old G4 finally kicked the bucket Friday (and I had been wanting to upgrade for a while too) and I needed to be back up and working in some capacity by Monday and this was what the apple store had in stock.

    At any rate... I was looking for suggestions as to what I should upgrade the memory to. I didn't buy any from apple as I know I can get it cheaper elsewhere -- probably will order from OWC - just don't know what I should buy. Right now, I just have what it came with.

    I do graphic design (with a little bit of packaging design and a minimal amount of web). The main programs I use are InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Bridge... (I am upgrading to CS3 as I type this -- should be in the mail).

    Also, I am starting to run out of space on my old external hard drive. Thinking of buying a Western Digital 750 GB -- does anyone know what the difference between their Home, Premium, and Studio lines are? Can't seem to find anything...

    Suggestions for either?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. emunity macrumors newbie

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    Mar 2, 2008
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    Stay away from WD go with Seagates. WD is second to Seagate.

    Ram there is a Great deal on them here:


    http://macramdirect.com/macpro.html


    He is also on ebay . 8 gigs for $399 and $499 for original Factory.

    I called them and they told me the specs on the $399 one is exaclty spec'd out as there samsung factory spec one?
     

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