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Is 3TB of Storage Possible?
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///Milien
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Aug 28, 2006, 10:50 AM
 
I am looking at ordering my Mac Pro this week and had some questions on the Hard Drive. Apple touts 2 TB of total storage on the Mac Pro using (4) x 500 GB drives. I know that Seagate has a 750 GB drive and was wondering if those drives will work, giving a total of 3 TB of storage?
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Aug 28, 2006, 11:04 AM
 
Yes, they will work.
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Aug 28, 2006, 11:09 AM
 
OreoCookie is right.

But you should still read the report on 750GB HD use in Mac Pros at barefeats.com. There are clear pros and cons to certain uses and the Seagate drives behaved oddly in some RAID configs.

It would/will be great to see 3rd parties or Apple offer additional HD sleds so that users can hot-swap HDs into the MacPro. This would be especially useful for video editing when more than one project needs to be worked on in a short period of time.
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///Milien  (op)
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Aug 28, 2006, 01:30 PM
 
Thanks!!!
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