Please advise on new HD

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by irishgrizzly, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. irishgrizzly macrumors 65816

    irishgrizzly

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    I'm going to install Windows 7 in bootcamp in my Mac Pro. I currently use this Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 ST380811AS 80GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s drive as a dedicated windows drive. I'm thinking that as I'm going to do a clean install, I may as well get a new, faster HD in there. I will only be gaming on the windows side.

    What would people recommend? I don't want to spend a huge amount (no more then €120).
     
  2. forester54 macrumors member

    forester54

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    I am currently looking at a new hd for my OSX drive

    1. velociraptor 10,000rpm drive (300GB)
    or you can always go
    2. Solid State but they can be kind of pricey
     
  3. arjen92 macrumors 65816

    arjen92

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    I'm not the expert on this, but I believe any 7200 RPM should be fast enough. 30Gb is just too slow because there's no space in case the RAM is full. (I installed XP on my iMac and it booted very slow because the partition was full with xp and 2 games. I wonder whether a faster hard drive would make such a significant improvement.
     
  4. forester54 macrumors member

    forester54

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    i dont think a VR 10k HD would make a huge difference. It would be noticeable but not huge, the Solid State is even faster and would but like i said in my other post, they are expensive
     

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