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When failing appears you can be assured the drive is on the way out. How long it will take is like a piece of string. Your Mac Pro handles SATA II 3GB/sec transfer rates. As a rule of thumb the SATA III 6GB/sec will be backwards compatible but at the slower speed. Handy if ever you go to a faster computer.

Speed is the most important go with a 7200rpm drive. Seagate, WD, Hitachi, Fujitsu, Samsung,Toshiba all depends on the luck of the draw when you purchase a hard drive. Go for the one with the best warranty. Seagate were offering five years a while ago so search round their web sites.

HDD are at a premium right now because of severe flooding in Thailand where drives are made in most instances.

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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