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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Jul 17, 2007
    Hard drive compatibility
    Alright, I was given a couple free internal hard drives, they're hitachi deskstars. I wanted to use them in my Mac Pro as extra drives for music and such. Anyways, I don't know much about hardware, so I'll throw up the hard drive specs, I just want to know if they'll work with the mac pro.

    Hard drive Name: Deskstar 180GXP (Product home page)
    Model number: IC35L120AVV207-0
    Part number: 07N9214
    Capacity: 120 GB
    Rotational speed (RPM): 7200
    Interface: ATA-6
    Form factor: 3.5"
    Cache size: 2 MB
    Description: Generic

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    Member Since
    Sep 18, 2007
    Gateway2000 P5-60. 66Mhz and 128 MB RAM.
    Ah, yes the Deathstar's.
    Being as your mac pro (by what I have gathered) is SATA where as your Deathstar's are ATA you wont be able to use them without an adapter of some sort. For example:

    Other than having to buy an adapter I don't see why not. I am not sure though as to wether or not you will have to set the deathstar's to master or slave. Either way it's a quick process.

    I just hope they are better now since Hitachi bought them.

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    Member Since
    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac, i7 4GHz, 32GB memory, 1TB Flash Storage, OS X.12.6.
    Hitachi took over the IBM DeskStar and as macOS9user says, they were then known as IBM DeathStar. Do a Google search for DeathStar. Struth I replaced some, mainly the 60GB however.

    From experience don't buy a converter - you will buy a brand new SATA drive for your lovely Mac Pro./ Put it towards a 250/500 drive.

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