Samsung Spinpoint F1 750 with Nvidia 8800?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Beardy man, Feb 29, 2008.

  1. Beardy man macrumors regular

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    There seem to be a few reports of problems running 750gb F1 Spinpoints with Nvidia chipsets. Does this apply to us with the 8800 or is it a Windows thing?

    Anyone out there happily running a MacPro (08) with an 8800 and F1 spinpoints?
     
  2. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Mac Pros do not use Nvidia chipsets (it is refering to the motherboard, not the graphics card).
     
  3. Beardy man thread starter macrumors regular

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    Good grief - Quick reply!

    Thanks for that, I'll go ahead and order.

    Cheers

    Beardy
     
  4. surflordca macrumors 6502a

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    Am I ever glad you said that. I just came home with 2 Samsung 750 gig drives with 32MB cache. I am in Canada and I paid $147.99 each. Not a bad deal.
     
  5. ray_uk macrumors member

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    :D

    Yeah, I'm very close to getting myself one of the new Mac Pro's any day now and I will be getting 2 Samsung Spinpoint F1 750GB HDD's. Possibly a 150GB Raptor to boot from.

    :D
     
  6. kcdude macrumors regular

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  7. johny5 macrumors 6502a

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    I have one as my system drive and its soooooo much quicker than the stock drive :D
     
  8. snagitseven macrumors member

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    Can't comment on the 750GB drives but I have 3 of the 1TB F1's and they are fast and extremely quiet. Nary an issue with any of them. Just over 100 on the disk test in XBench.
     
  9. big dainjerus macrumors regular

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    I dream of getting 4 1 tbs and putting them in, if money weren't an issue or the whole gb/per dollar ratio equation thing, would this be better than getting maybe two 750s and two 1 tbs? Are they more likely to fail because they are larger (and I guess newer?) than the 750s? Or will they run better (noticeably?) and I should just go for the 4 piece big d style?
     

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