Optimal HDD Setup MP

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by roblin, Apr 3, 2008.

  1. roblin macrumors regular

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    #1
    I am considering the options for harddrives. Want a silent, fast, reliable and cheap setup.

    What do you think about
    Disc1: WD 640GB for system
    Disc2-4: WD GP 1TB for storage

    Should be silent and make a fast system right? Or is there a better combo?
     
  2. CWallace macrumors 603

    CWallace

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    Seattle, WA
    #2
    That is generally how I plan to do my setup - Drive 1 for OS X, Win64 and applications with three 1TB+ drives for data storage (backed up to external storage via Time Machine).
     
  3. iGrant macrumors 6502a

    iGrant

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    #3
    While it is only personal preference, I would highly recommend using Seagate Barracudas drives instead of Western Digital. I have used them in all my Macs I have owned since 2004.

    Also I would recommend for the drive that is going to hold you OS, get the hard drive with the biggest cache and the lowest latency, that will also help speed up everything in your system.

    -iGrant
     

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