Switching to Mac and need advice on Mac Pro

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by gorda777, Nov 14, 2007.

  1. gorda777 macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I have never owned a Mac and have been eye-balling the Mac Pro. I like the idea of having RAID with 4 HDD's and 4GB of memory, however, when configuring the Mac Pro with RAID and 4GB of mem, the $$$ is over the top.

    Is it possible to purchase RAID card, memory and HDD's from a third party vendor and install it in Mac Pro without voiding the warrenty?

    Also, does anyone know if the RAID card that Apple sells, is it TRUE 100% hardware RAID?

    Thanks for your help.

    gorda
     
  2. kylep6190 macrumors member

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    I know that you can upgrade the RAM and HDD yourself without voiding the warranty, and they will be much cheaper buying them from a third party (at least half of apples price). RAID card I have no idea about though
     
  3. amac4me macrumors 65816

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    I can't comment about the RAID card. You will however save a good amount by buying RAM (I recommend Crucial) and hard drives yourself.

    Good luck with your decision.
     
  4. Grimace macrumors 68040

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    crucial has shady business practices. I would shop at datamem.com -- apple certified and great pricing.

    Hard drives -- go to newegg.com and pop in some 750GBs.
     

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