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  1. Hi guys! I have an Early 2008 Mac Pro 3,1 that CHEWS up drives and spits them out!! This box is a MONSTER... 2 x 3.2ghz Xeons, 24 Gig of Ram, Apple RAID Card... It has had ALL manner of SAS and SATA drives in it. If you have the Apple Raid Card, it will utilize SAS drives. Originally, it had 2 Seagate Cheetah 15,000 RPM drives, but they melted. Anyway, here is the thing... The Specs from Apple call for SATA or SAS drives with 16 MB of cache. Here is the Question.... Can I use current SATA II or III drives or SAS drives with HIGHER than 16 MB Cache, like 32 or 64 MB? The Seagate Cheetah 15,000 RPM SAS drives were Enterprise Rated, so in that vein, I am kinda drawn towards the Western Digital 4TB DataCenter Capacity hard Drive, 7200 RPM SATA 6Gb/s 64 MB cache. Will this work? Thank you in advance for any input. Feel free to be as descriptive as you like as to why or why these will or won't work in my machine.
  2. Hard Drive Upgrades for Mac Pro 3,1 (Early 2008)

    Currently.... 92 degrees and 94 degrees
  3. Hard Drive Upgrades for Mac Pro 3,1 (Early 2008)

    3- 5 years. I can only surmise that because I stripe them ( RAID 0) for performance, they get worked to death! ! I utilize Time Machine for hourly backups, so no worries there. So I should be OK with Western Digital Gold or Black drives then? Thank you, Continuum !