Recommendations for Mac Pro hard drives?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by ejdge, Apr 21, 2008.

  1. ejdge macrumors newbie

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    I'm looking to get a hard drive for a windows partition (currently having a hellacious time with a leopard + windows hard drive) and would like some suggestions. Thanks.
     
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  3. nurfen macrumors member

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    Seagate disks are to be avoided in Mac Pro, since they vibrate a lot. They are silent, but they vibrate!

    I've found that the Wester Digital Green Power 2 disks are the best. They are silent, doesn't vibrate, and... They're silent! :)
     
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  5. jrnewhouse macrumors member

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    I have Windows on a 500 GB WD Caviar SE16 SATA-II 7200 RPM drive, and I've been very happy with it. It is quiet and fast.
     
  6. parkie macrumors member

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    I would stay away from Seagate unless you can confirm that they no longer have the performance issues that were a problem with some 7200.10s. Maybe the 7200.11s are better, I don't know.

    p
     
  7. nurfen macrumors member

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  8. c:\windows macrumors member

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    Western Digital Caviar 640 GB

    I'd get the Caviar 640 GB. I tried the following drives, the scores are from xbench. The prices are a month or so old.

    Original 500GB drive that came with the MacPro - 57.5 (Came with the mac pro)
    Western Digital Raptor 150GB - 83.5 (Price $160) This is the 10,000 RPM drive
    Hitachi's 1TB - 70.3 (Price $200)
    WD Caviar 640 GB - 102.3 (Price $100)

    The WD Caviar is also very quite.
     
  9. bigbossbmb macrumors 68000

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    Not in mine... my case is quiet as a mouse. I love my 750GB F1's. I have 2 now and will be adding another 1 or 2 soon.
     
  10. diotav macrumors 6502

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    Got 4x F1 Spinpoint 750GB .. the drives are really quiet and do not vibrate! :confused:
     
  11. surflordca macrumors 6502a

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    I agree. Get the Samsung F1
     
  12. sturob macrumors regular

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    Yeah, I have 4x 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F1s in my MP and zero vibration and zero noise.

    Especially when they're upside down.

    Go with the Samsungs; they're a great deal.

    Stuart
     
  13. mperkins37 macrumors 6502a

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    I beg to differ on the vibrating Seagate disinformation, as I have 3 - 1tb Barracuda's in my macpro. No vibration at all!
    Also quiet as hell.:mad:
     

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