can anyone recommend the best, tried and true, SATA drives? I have the Mac Pro 2 x 2.26 Quad Core (2009) I want to stripe three drives internally - I need to maximize performance capabilities and need reliable media. I'm using G-Tech FW drives for both desktop and mobile setup. Really need a performance boost - lot's of multicam projects in HD - G Tech is great and reliable, but FW on the desktop just isn't cutting it anymore.
I checked the write ups on the Hitachi, Seagate and WD SATA drives- and they seem to have lots of problems - anyone have positive results/feedback with their setup?
MOTU UltraLite, MOTU 2408mk3 FCP3 Studio, MOTU AudioDesk, EX1 and EX3,Letus Elite, Zeiss primes, Mac Pro 8core, 2.26G, 15" MBP 3.06G
I think you'll have as many opinions as replies regarding the "best" drives, so you might want to do some Googling for statistics if you want meaningful answers.
My meaningless opinons: I've got a RAID of Seagates at home that work great and I have a Hitachi RAID pair in my work system that work great (and they're 5 years old). I've seen some Maxtors fail, and I've had others that I couldn't kill.
If I was going to go buy new ones tomorrow, I'd probably get the Western Digital Caviar Black series since they seem to have a lot of bang for the buck. I've used them as system drives in a couple machines with good results.