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BooBooKitty

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Icon 1 posted January 09, 2007 11:12      Profile for BooBooKitty     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Okay.. so I am down to about 83GB left on my HD. Been shopping around to see what I might have to pay for a 500GB HD. I found this one at a pretty reasonable price.

But will it fit/work on the Mac Pro? I'm not 100% even after checking the specs. I just need some confirmation that this will go in and work.

Thanks!

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Icon 1 posted January 09, 2007 11:21      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
It'll fit. Mac Pros come with four HD bays complete with mounting screws - only one is usually in use. Simply open the case, and leave the latch in the open position, and the HD tray pulls right out.

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Icon 1 posted January 09, 2007 11:23      Profile for CommanderShroom     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
It will work.

But I still say Seagate is a better choice. Longer warranty and very good quality. And if you hunt around, you can find some great deals. And from what I have seen the SATA300 can be stepped down to work at SATA150, if you have to. But I have not had that problem on the Mac Pro here at my morning job.

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BooBooKitty

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Icon 1 posted January 09, 2007 11:27      Profile for BooBooKitty     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Thanks for the feedback guys! Keep in mind that the site is in CAD$! ;-) I'll prob hunt around a little bit more before I buy. [Smile]
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Seagate are still good after acquiring Maxtor?
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Not 100% uilleann. But at the moment with a 5 year warranty, I would rather trust my data to them. And since I have yet to get burned by using a Seagate drive, I will just hope that the merger will make Maxtors better, rather than bringing Seagate down.

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I personally like Seagate, I don't recall hearing one single bad thing said about Seagate ever in the last 11-12 years (when I replaced my 486's 256 MB drive with a 1.25 GB Seagate Medalist). My only complaint is that the last two I bought aren't unearthly quiet like the one in my old Mac, and I don't know which I'd choose if I wanted a reliable brand and so quiet that I can't hear it when trying to sleep!
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OK, so if I cannot find a Seagate HD that's 500GB and SATA-II, is this WD HD good/reliable enough?
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I highly recommend Western Digital. They're one of the few HD makers that I trust these days. I also think a Seagate Barracuda should be fine, as that's probably the real deal, not a rebranded Maxtor. Also, maswan reminded me about Hitachi the other day, as they are also a pretty decent HD manufacturer. (They took over IBM's excellent HD unit, BTW.)

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quote:
Originally posted by dragonman97:
Also, maswan reminded me about Hitachi the other day, as they are also a pretty decent HD manufacturer. (They took over IBM's excellent HD unit, BTW.)

They took it over just at the point where IBM had developed the famous Deskstar, mostly known to techs as the Deathstar, hard drive that had something like a 10%+ failure rate. They've not regained my trust since.

I can vouch for Seagate as well, and I've got a couple of older Western Digital drives that appear to be surviving well.

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