Post your Mac Pro Drive Configuration

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by speekez, Apr 27, 2007.

  1. speekez macrumors 6502

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    Anyone want to participate in a drive configuration poll? ;P How do you use (or plan to use) your Mac Pro drives?

    Me, NON RAID....

    250GB boot = OS/System & Applications
    500GB 2nd drive = Users directory (Docs, Music, Photos, etc)
    500GB 3rd drive = Small scratch partion; the rest as a backup of 2nd drive

    You?
     
  2. Lycanthrope macrumors 6502a

    Lycanthrope

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    Now: 25OGB Boot - OSX & Apps + 250GB for data, I have a Lacie 500GB for backup

    Soon: 250GB + 250GB Raid 0/1/2/3/4/5/6... (don't know which yet) for boot + 2x1TB for data, I'll get an external NAS 1TB for backup then another when I go above the threshold

    I'm already close to filling the 250GB data diak and plan on heavy use of Logic so I'll beed the space
     
  3. brooker macrumors regular

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    I don't need space, but do need speed... Here's what i'm planning for my Ocho (which i got shipment notification for this morning :D ):

    2x250GB @ 7200 Raid 1 -- OS needs max redundancy
    2x73GB @ 10k Raid 0 -- database server needs max speed
    1x320GB USB -- backup
    various 250GB FW/USB -- network storage

    ordered the raptors today (with rebate at newegg)!
     
  4. daveL macrumors 68020

    daveL

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    Why the 73GB Raptors? The 150GB Raptors are only $35 more:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136012
     
  5. jsully8798 macrumors newbie

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    500 gig - applications and utilities
    500 gig - photos in raw and jpg
    500 gig - mirror of photo drive
     
  6. speekez thread starter macrumors 6502

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    what about things like your Users directory -- your documents and Itunes music library -- do you guys keep that on your main boot drive or move that to another drive to keep it separate from your system disk?
     
  7. Mundy macrumors regular

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    System/Applications: 1x 500 GB Western Digital RE2 (5000YS)

    Projects: 1x 500 GB Western Digital RE2 (5000YS)

    Backup: 1x 320 GB Western Digital 3200KS

    Boot Camp/Windows: 1x 320 GB Western Digital 3200KS
     
  8. ljones macrumors regular

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    Geez, you guys have a ton of storage.

    Boot drive, 80gig 7200, mainly because all i want on this drive is the system.
    Work/content 250gig 7200

    Other than that, all other data goes to my G4 as a backup server.
     
  9. hayduke macrumors 65816

    hayduke

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    3x 750GB Segates. Everything is on one drive. The other two drives are exchanged (about every 2 weeks). They are used to clone the main drive every night. The uninstalled drive is stored off-site. Make sense? I'm what they call "back-up aware" (aka paranoid?).
     
  10. princealfie macrumors 68030

    princealfie

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    Me too although I only have PowerMac G3! :D
     
  11. mustang_dvs macrumors 6502a

    mustang_dvs

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    Internal
    250GB WD OEM - Apps/Sys/Users
    200GB Seagate 7200.9 - BootCamp
    750GB Seagate 7200.10 - Docs

    External
    800GB TikiMac Mahana II - Photos
    400GB TikiMac Mahana I - Scratch & Projects
    1TB Maxtor One Touch Backup

    NAS
    100GB Hitachi 2.5"
    120GB LaCie Porche 2.5"

    Fileserver (Mini)
    80GB Sys
    400GB Media (EyeTV/HDTV)
    250GB iTunes & Docs

    Webserver (Cube)
    120GB sys
    400GB external backup
     
  12. bld44 macrumors 6502

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    Internal
    Bay 1 - 250 GB Seagate Barracuda - Used for operating system, pictures, documents, etc.
    Bay 2 - 400 GB Seagate Barracuda - Work drive (where projects, etc) are kept
    Have a third drive on its way soon for backup.

    External
    1 - USB 1 GB Key Drive
    2 - USB 256 MB Key Drive

    Don't have a need for anything bigger external.
     
  13. pknz macrumors 68020

    pknz

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    Internal

    250GB - Mac OS X
    250GB - Windows XP
    250GB - Windows Vista (when I get it)

    External
    400GB - Back up
    80GB - Storage/back up
     
  14. brooker macrumors regular

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    I went back and forth on this myself... I actually don't want the extra capacity. I have no need for it (it's a non-media server), and don't want to be tempted to use it (and have to come up with a backup plan). If need for capacity @ these speed ever does grow, i will get two of those, and swap the 73's to the OS. In the mean time, it saves me $70 on a system i'm trying to max out while staying under budget.
     
  15. killr_b macrumors 6502a

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    I gots me some

    750x3 in RAID 0
    750x1 boot drive Mac and Win
    500GB LaCie FW drive (portable)
     
  16. ^squirrel^ macrumors 6502a

    ^squirrel^

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    320GB Seagate - 10.4, music, video etc....
    160GB Seagate - Backup (ready for time machine)
    160gb Maxtor - Windows XP Pro

    2GB Ram due to upgrade to 4gb in next few weeks.

    Quad 2.66 Xeon
     
  17. hayduke macrumors 65816

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    Please tell me you have a robust back-up plan. The 750x3 RAID 0 scares me the most. One drive failure and you loose the stuff you care about most (presumably that drive is non-OS/non-App stuff). Is that what the 500GB is for?

    Call me back-up paranoid...and RAID-0 weary.
     
  18. AVID macrumors member

    AVID

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    SIMPLE
    500gb - OS X, music, Movies
    250gb - XP, CAD, Photoshop, photos
    250gb - back up
     
  19. speekez thread starter macrumors 6502

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    interesting... most people keep their Users just on the main drive. maybe i'll stick with that.... and instead of saving projects/documents in the Users "Documents" folder, I'll save them to the 2nd drive.

    music library & mail library can stay on main drive
     
  20. NATO macrumors 68000

    NATO

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    Western Digital 150GB Raptor - OS X (Not including Users Folder)

    Western Digital 500GB - General File Storage / OS X Users Folder
    Western Digital 500GB - Nightly Backup of the above drive

    2 x Western Digital 500GB + 2 x Western Digital MyBook Pro 500GB - 1TB RAID 10 Array for Movies etc
     
  21. PowerMike G5 macrumors 6502

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    Internal:

    1 150GB Raptor Boot Drive
    2TB (4x500GB) 500GB WD5000YS in RAID 0 - HD Media Scratch Drive for FCP

    External:

    2.5TB for backup
     
  22. contoursvt macrumors 6502a

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    Its not a mac pro but it is a personal computer and its what I'm typing on now so here goes...

    73Gb 15K Fujitsu MAX SCSI U320 - Startup disk and applications
    36Gb 15K Fujitsu MAU SCSI U320 - Swap / Scratch disk
    250Gb Fujitsu SATA - Games
    250Gb Fujitsu SATA - Temporary storage

    ------below are network mounted drives from my home server-----
    73Gb Maxtor Atlas 10K SCSI U320 - Documents folder and all critical data
    200Gb Western Digital IDE - Application backups, System Images
    200Gb Western Digital IDE - FLAC converts of my CDs, assorted video files
    250Gb Maxtor IDE - Backup of home folder, application and system images
    250Gb Maxtor IDE - Backup of music and video
     
  23. davepk macrumors member

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    All Internal...
    3 x 150GB Raptor RAID0 Main Boot OSX
    1 x 320GB backup/clone bootable OSX
    1 x 320GB Misc drive xp xp64 vista etc etc.
     

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