Opinions on Seagate Barracuda 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by zoozx, Jan 22, 2008.

  1. zoozx macrumors 6502

    zoozx

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    #1
    For my new Mac Pro Mac Pro 8-core Two 2.8Ghz Quad-Core Intel Xeon 2GB Ram 320GB 16x SuperDrive HD2600

    I was going to swap out the 320GB HD for the eagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3750330AS 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

    for speed and space in Photoshop.

    Any opinions or better options?

    thks
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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    The importance of drive cache is discussed here if you're interested.

    I don't see that much of a performance gain from cache alone.
     
  3. Toups macrumors regular

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    I tend to perfer the Samsung drives due to lower sound levels and great performance and MTBF. They can be had for withing a few bucks of the others, and if you use www.pricewatch.com you can find them on sale sometimes :)
     
  4. babboxy macrumors member

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    Barracuda

    I've bought 2 of the 1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200

    would it be any good to swop one of these with the 320GB drive that comes (tomorrow!!!) with my mac pro? I thought I would use both for data ... and the 320 for OSX and applications.. no good??! thanks for advice
     
  5. LostSunrise macrumors member

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    If you read enough posts..

    This board has been quite a buzz lately and many are leaning towards leaving Apps and OS on one smaller fast drive and then working off a larger drive. This creates a lot of benefits both in your everyday work and for maintenance an convienence down the road. Look around the forum there are a few threads related to it.
     

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