3.5 inch SATAIII drives
2.5 inch laptop drives here...
MacGurus is carrying a great performing selection of SATA
hard drives. All of our manufacturers have something of a following from
the Mac community, rightly so since the
manufacturing processes give reliability, low noise and low operating temperatures
fairly evenly with all of them. We are very particular as to which models we sell. We
only offer those drives which both pass extensive compatibility and reliability testing in
MacGurus' test lab, but which also have a low incidence of failures by the much greater
realm of general computer using public. Any drive that shows a high failure or compatibility
issue rate is not going to be offered here. We are selective in what we offer so you get
the best drive possible for your needs.
Seagate Desktop Drives
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 SATAIII drive. Seagate has shifted all desktop drive models into the Barracuda 7200.14 model. These drives have a huge 1TB per platter capacity. Great performer and compatibility with all Macs and external enclosures. These drives are perfect for any use. In capacities from 1 to 3 TB and 7200 RPM. The 1 TB model has a single platter and the drive is a little thinner.
Seagate Barracuda HDD15 4TB and 5TB drive. These 4 platter drives are a great choice at welcome low price per GB. While the slower spin speed of 5900 RPM might seem to indicate a bunch less performance, that is not the case. These drives give a solid 150 MB/sec throughput and rival most other manufacturers 7200 RPM drives. The Seagate 7200 RPM drives are faster at 180 MB/sec, but that is close enough to warrant choosing these drives even in performance environments.
Seagate Barracuda 6TB drives. These drives are 7200 RPM monsters.Fast performers at over 180 MB/sec. Still a bit expensive per GB compared to smaller drives. Note: ! these drives have 6 platters which physically forces change to the screw layout for mounting! Many drive mounting systems cannot use these drives. Burlys with Standard or LCD bays will align only 2 screws for mounting the drives. Maybe plenty for short term use but our opinion is not enough for long term and updated trays should be purchased. Burlys with Trayless bays and 6Bay with skeleton trays work perfectly. 6TB drives will not mount in stock MacPro internal drive trays.
Toshiba Enterprise Drives
We are really pleased to offer the Toshiba Enterprise 3.5 inch SATA drive. We are stocking the 4TB as the most common capacity. This drive is a nearline enterprise drive that is based on Toshoiba's acquisition of Hitachi's UltraStar technology and facilities. The UltraStar was the top rated drive for reliability and Toshiba has carried that forward into their production of this excellent model. This is a true 5 year drive with a warranty to match. A 5TB version is in the pipeline as well. If you need the reliability and long service of Enterprise drives these are a great choice.
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