Recommendations for 500GB Hard drives?

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  1. Loyalty4Life macrumors regular

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    I have a 1st generation Mac Pro, 3gHz, 4GB RAM. I'm looking to get another hard drive in the machine, 500GB. I was looking at macsales.com, and I have a preference toward Seagate with my background. Unfortunately, I don't know much about the subtle difference in speed or performance with newer drives (ES-2 Enterprise-Class, for example). I was looking at a couple on there:

    500GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 SATA II 7200RPM 32MB Cache - 5yr Seagate Warranty

    500GB Seagate Barracuda ES-2 Enterprise-Class SATA II 7200RPM Hard Drive with 32MB Cache


    Do you have any recommendations for me? Obviously, speed and it being quiet are my top preferences. What's the best bang for my buck? Thanks for your input very much.
     
  2. OMFG HAXX! macrumors member

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  3. italiano40 macrumors 65816

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    i agree get this
     
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  5. hms84 macrumors regular

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    Do you know if 1TB HD works fine with 1st gen MacPro??
    I found a nice one from WD.
     
  6. Mr.Noisy macrumors 65816

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    If your looking at 500gb why not check out the WD6400AAKS (640gb) , very fast drives, and pricewise, not much more than the 500gb ;)

    yes 1TB HDD's work fine in 1st gen MP :)
     
  7. hms84 macrumors regular

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    Thank You :D
     
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