Performance boost with WD 640GB?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by fredr500, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. fredr500 macrumors regular

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    I have an original mac pro with the stock 250GB drive (along with 2 500GB and 1 TB).

    The OS is on the stock drive. If I replace it with the 640GB WD Caviar (on sale at OWC for $80 - http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/woot) will I see much of a performance improvement?

    Thanks
    Fred
     
  2. m1stake macrumors 68000

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    Your boot will be faster for sure, it's a very speedy drive. Other than that you won't notice a huge difference. But for $80 I'd do it.
     
  3. scottydawg macrumors 6502

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  4. fredr500 thread starter macrumors regular

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  5. macenforcer macrumors 65816

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    I have this drive. Its ok. Not blown away by its speed though but its a good drive for a good price no doubt.
     
  6. Maximono macrumors newbie

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    how quiet do u find the drive? I'm thinking of odering one this weekend for my mac pro.
     
  7. osin macrumors 6502

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    just adding myself to the discussion by agreeing with macenforcer.
    yes this drive is very quiet.
     

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