Why no 15,000 RPM Drives on BTO Mac Pro?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by DeepCobalt, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. DeepCobalt macrumors regular

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    Obviously, many don't go for Apple's drives, etc for pricing reasons, but does anyone know why Apple doesn't have 15,000 RPM drives as options (like they did for the previous Mac Pro line)?
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Because no one goes for Apple's drives, like you said.

    No one who knows anything would buy them; there's no sense in offering them.
     
  3. Plutonius macrumors 603

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    Is there any difference in reliability between the 640G Mac Pro drive and the 1TB Mac Pro drive ?
     
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    I wouldn't say so, but that is only based on what I know about hard drives in general, not the specific models used in the Mac Pro.

    As of yet, we haven't seen drives above 1TB proven to be... safe.

    Terabyte drives are very stable, 1.5... NO.

    The WD 2TB drives are looking good, though. If they keep up their current track record, I'll be picking one up in the summer when they get a little cheaper.
     
  5. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    WD's been doing well with performance and reliability as of late. :)

    Seagate's enterprise drives are decent, but they seem to be slipping in the consumer end. Unfortunately, their customer service sucks these days. :(
     

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