Will This HD Work With My MP?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Mac In School, May 22, 2008.

  1. Mac In School macrumors 65816

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    I'm thinking about ordering a Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS from NewEgg. It's their top-rated hard drive in its size range, and it just went on sale for $99.

    Before I pull the trigger, I just wanted to make sure it will work with my mac pro. Gonna use it to upgrade the primary drive. I'm running a quad core 2.66 GHz, that I purchased last February. So it was before the most recent round of updates.

    Any reason this drive might not work, or should I be okay with it?

    Thanks.
     

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  2. TBi macrumors 68030

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    There's no reason it shouldn't.

    I'd prefer the Hitachi 750GB though. That's a nice drive :)
     
  3. Firefly2002 macrumors 65816

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    Any SATA hard drive will work in the Mac Pro. Any PATA if you get an adapter... and any SCSI if you do that too.

    I thought the WD640 was faster than the Hitachi 750.
     
  4. brand macrumors 601

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    Only if you mount the drive in one of the optical bays.
     
  5. macz1 macrumors 6502

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    The WD640 is mentioned as very good boot drive for the mac pro by barefeats. If they tested it, it should fit and work well.
    Generally there is no reason why an SATA drive should not work with the mac pro. Only ecxeption: the Velociraptor which has a different connector placement and therefore doesn't fit in the HD bays of the MP whitout problems
     
  6. iToaster macrumors 68000

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    It should fit perfectly in the Mac Pro, most 3.5" SATA drives will do so naturally.
     
  7. Mac In School thread starter macrumors 65816

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  8. macz1 macrumors 6502

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    And once you got it, please let us know if this drive is fast or very fast! :)
    thanks
     

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