Which HDD and Memory does Apple Crew Recommend?

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  1. Slurms McKenzie

    Slurms McKenzie New Member

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    Looking to put some life into my Mac Pro, I have three open HDD slots and six open Memory slots. :)hsugh:)

    Going to get Snow Leopard (I'm still on .4) some Memory and a HDD.

    I'm looking at NewEgg, the memory has it's own tab for "Mac" versions. I assume it doesn't matter which HDD I get?

    Which brands are the new hotness?
     
  2. Raider007

    Raider007 om nom nom nom

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    Harddrives - I like WD drives
    RAM - Kingston, Crucial, Corsair and PQi if you want to go cheap...

    HDD any 3.5" SATA drive will do
    RAM is RAM... I think the MacPro's require FB-DIMM's off the top of my head, nothing really "mac specific" about it...
     
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    I was just going by NewEggs menus. :hs:

    But thanks for the input. :bowdown:
     
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    Raider007 om nom nom nom

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    some places try to be all "it's mac ready"... for harddrives for example, you'll see "mac ready" or "osx compatible" or something along those lines and it'll be like $10-20 more than the others... all that means is it comes pre-formated in HFS+ instead of FAT32 or NTFS...

    just a scam, it's not the 90's anymore where you need to get mac specific stuff...
     
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    Actually, if the Mac Pro is a first gen or second gen that does take FB-DIMMs, you should make sure to buy ones for the Mac Pro because Apple has specified a larger heat spreader for them than is standard for other computers. If you don't get one with an Apple-specified spreader, the RAM could overheat, leading to increased fan speed (noise), cause memory errors, and even could damage the RAM or the computer.
     

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