What HD are you using for your BOOT Drive/Apps?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Gunga Din, Jan 28, 2008.

  1. Gunga Din macrumors 6502

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    I'm close to purchasing my first Mac. Which HD are you all ordering for your mac pro if your not using their stock?

    I was thinking about ordering and 500-750GB for the main, a 150GB Raptor for my PC junk and using the stock for Time Machine. Is it ok if I use the Stock for Time Machine if my Main HD (the one i'm gonna back up) is larger?

    I was thinking about a WD (good history with them). Which WD HD would u suggest?

    The Raptor came in the mail yesterday. I'm just trying to pick the Main HD to order before my Mac Pro arrives.
     
  2. kirkbross macrumors 6502a

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    I haven't bought my MP yet (waiting for 10.5.2 and 8800GT) but I already have two 150GB Raptors waiting (for OS and audio) and a 1TB for Time Machine. I'm going to use the stock 320 drive for Windows. I bought the three drives from newegg.
     
  3. Neo42 macrumors newbie

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    I'm awaiting my 3.0GHz/8800GT as well, but have these drives waiting:

    OS & Apps: WD Raptor X 150GB (Top Speed)
    Data: Samsung SpinPoint F1 750GB (Fast/Quiet/Efficient)
    Vista & XP: 320GB Stock Drive
    Time Machine: External LaCie drive (perhaps a Drobo soon)

    Drives were purchased from NewEgg very reasonably after reviews and comparisons from Tomshardware.com and Anandtech.com

    Looking at a different mounting option for the Raptor X: http://www.xlr8yourmac.com/tips/Mac...ay/2008_MacPro_HD_in_OpticalBay.html#storytop
     
  4. 9Charms macrumors regular

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    I am using a Seagate 7200.10 ATA-100 750GB HDD in the optical drive bay as my main drive (optical drive is removed).

    I have another 500 GB Western Digital as my "archives" drive (in second optical drive bay).

    Both of these back up to my Time Machine disc, which is 3 x 500 GB Western Digital drives in JBOD.

    Finally, the original 320 GB drive that came with my machine has my Windows Partition.

    That's 3 terabytes of storage... probably enough for now...
     

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