Raptor 150GB SATA drive on MacPro?

Mr.Gadget

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Is there any reason why I could not run my 150GB 10K SATA drive on the MacPro?
I also have a Seagate SATAII 320GB drive and a 160GB Seagate SATA1 drive.

Given this desktop will come with a SATAII drive of 160, 250 or 500, what combo am I looing at for max performance? Maybe get a second matching drive of one of my three drives to make a RAID setup?

Thanks!
 

YoNeX

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Dual Raptors in Raid 0 (stripped). Then again you won't know much speed difference. I suggest something along lines of the new perpendicular hardrives with 16mb cache and get how ever big you can afford. 400GB drives are under $120 if you look around, and the new 750GB are down to almost $300. So, go for those drives, instead of spending it on the Raptors. :)
 

Mr.Gadget

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YoNeX said:
Dual Raptors in Raid 0 (stripped). Then again you won't know much speed difference. I suggest something along lines of the new perpendicular hardrives with 16mb cache and get how ever big you can afford. 400GB drives are under $120 if you look around, and the new 750GB are down to almost $300. So, go for those drives, instead of spending it on the Raptors. :)
750's are that low now days? :eek: I'm thinking dual 750 SATAII is the ticket. See, now you are making that much harder for me to decide between MacPro and MacBookPro... :confused:

I love having to make that "choice" though!!!!
 

RichP

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I have a Raptor in my G5, and it definitely is faster. I do wonder how it compares to the perpendicular drives though; anyone see any head-to-head comparisons?