would I benefit from this Hard Drive

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by offtheroad, Mar 12, 2015.

  1. offtheroad macrumors regular

    offtheroad

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    Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
    #1
    I have ash old early 2009 Mac Pro:
    Model Name: Mac Pro
    Model Identifier: MacPro4,1
    Processor Name: Quad-Core Intel Xeon
    Processor Speed: 2.66 GHz
    Number of Processors: 1
    Total Number of Cores: 4
    L2 Cache (Per Core): 256 KB
    L3 Cache: 8 MB
    Memory: 12 GB

    This HD looks too good to be true:
    HGST.Hitachi (HUA723020ALA641) Ultrastar 7K3000 2TB 64MB
    7200RPM 3.5” (Enterprise Grade) SATA III 6.0Gb/s
    54.30 Amazon
     
  2. thats all folks macrumors 6502a

    thats all folks

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    Location:
    Austin (supposedly in Texas)
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    It is too good to be true. This is a discontinued model and HGST is only the OEM here. This probably has only a one year warranty and through the seller, not HGST. It may even be a refurb.

    If you are still using the drive the drive that originally came with the computer, it is time to replace it. 5 years is long enough. And a new spinning platter will definitely be faster that one from 2009.

    My favorite for a desktop drive is the Western Digital Black.
     
  3. flowrider macrumors 601

    flowrider

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    I see it on Amazon (Amazon resellers) and listed as new. If that's what you want, I would not hesitate. If you buy it and it's not new, Amazon is great on returns.

    Lou
     

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