The Voices Made Me Do It.......................

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Mr.Noisy, May 5, 2007.

  1. Mr.Noisy macrumors 65816

    Mr.Noisy

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    Well after much watching from afar and reading you guys offering great advice i made a mad on the spot decision and went for it, I Ordered the mac pro 2.66ghz quad, 4gb RAM, 7300gt card (can upgrade in future if i need to) 250gb HD, Bluetooth + EDR module & Wireless Keyboard & Mouse.
    I will be Getting Adobe Design Suite Premium CS3 in a swap for my old AMD Pc from a friend who has lost the will to be a photographer anymore, so i'm very happy.
    Now i do have 1 question, 'Hard Drives' ive been looking at some seagate barrcuda's i want 1x320gb & 2x500gb, but i know i want S-ATA II's but ive seen 7200.9 & 7200.10 advertised, what is the difference to me as the end user, will they both fit/work ok?
    the one place ive been looking at is Ebuyer, any other recommendations?

    I feel a whole lot better for making the decision to get rid of windows once and for all, and i have to offer my thanks to you guys for the great advice ive read here lately, making me realise i am doing the right thing.
     
  2. bld44 macrumors 6502

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    7200.9s are fine as far as I know, but there was a firmware problem with some 7200.10s that only allowed the drive to run at half speed. Link
     
  3. brooker macrumors regular

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    Congrats on your purchase! You will love it, i'm sure.

    The 7200.10's should be faster (higher areal density?), but it may not make much of a difference, especially if you will use the 2 500's in a raid0. I remember hearing about the compatibility issues being solved by a firmware update of some kind...
     
  4. Mr.Noisy thread starter macrumors 65816

    Mr.Noisy

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    Thanks guys, i think i'll have a look at the 7200.9's then, will also check out the 7200.10's but i don't think i'll go down that road, thanks again ;)
     
  5. Nuc macrumors 6502a

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    Keep checking this link. You can find it for $120 sometimes. I got two for this price and they were both 7200.10's. You might get the 7200.9's since it doesn't specify which.

    Nuc
     
  6. bld44 macrumors 6502

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    I'd check newegg (link to seagate drive section). I just bought a 400 GB 7200.9 seagate for $89 shipped with no tax. Great drive.
     

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