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Basic Mac Server Recommended Products

Article ID = 52
Article Title = Basic Mac Server Recommended Products
Article Author(s) = Graham Needham (BH)
Article Created On = 19th October 2011
Article Last Updated = 24th March 2014
Article URL = http://www.macstrategy.com/article.php?52

Article Brief Description:
Recommended products for a basic Mac server

Basic Mac Server Recommended Products

Standard Products

Optional Products

Full List Of Recommended Standard Products

SATA PCI cards and cables for Power Macintosh G4
FireWire Cables
  • FireWire 800 cable (usually included with your storage device) otherwise buy one now at Buy it now at Amazon UK Buy it now at Amazon USA
eSATA cables
2 bay RAID enclosures with FireWire 800/eSATA
NOTE: Special information on using drives that are larger than 2TB.
2 bay RAID enclosures with Thunderbolt

See the 3.5" SATA hard disks list for drives to add to the above products.
RAID boxes with 2 hard disks and FireWire 800/eSATA
NOTE: Special information on using drives that are larger than 2TB.
RAID boxes with 2 hard disks and Thunderbolt
Large capacity desktop hard disks with FireWire 800
NOTE: Special information on using drives that are larger than 2TB.
Large capacity desktop hard disks with Thunderbolt
3.5" SATA hard disks
NOTE: Special information on using drives that are larger than 2TB.
NOTE: Special information on using Advanced Format Technology (AFT) drives.
: Large capacity hard disks (those over 4TB in size) may have differently positioned screw holes and sizes so may not fit all Apple computers - please check any products, screws, sleds and/or mounting brackets before purchasing such drives.
  • Hitachi Deskstar 7Kxxxx series bare drives 7200rpm
    • Hitachi Deskstar 7K2000 2TB (part code = HDS722020ALA330) Buy it now at Amazon UK Buy it now at Amazon USA
    • Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 2TB (part code = HDS723020BLA642) Buy it now at Amazon UK Buy it now at Amazon USA
    • Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 3TB (part code = HDS723030ALA640) Buy it now at Amazon UK Buy it now at Amazon USA
    • Hitachi Deskstar 7K4000 4TB (part code = HDS724040ALE640) Buy it now at Amazon UK Buy it now at Amazon USA
  • Hitachi Deskstar 5Kxxxx series bare drives 5400rpm
    • Hitachi Deskstar 5K3000 1.5TB (part code = HDS5C3015ALA632) Buy it now at Amazon UK Buy it now at Amazon USA
    • Hitachi Deskstar 5K3000 2TB (part code = HDS5C3020ALA632) Buy it now at Amazon UK Buy it now at Amazon USA
    • Hitachi Deskstar 5K3000 3TB (part code = HDS5C3030ALA630) Buy it now at Amazon UK Buy it now at Amazon USA
    • Hitachi Deskstar 5K4000 4TB (part code = HDS5C4040ALE630) Buy it now at Amazon USA
  • Hitachi Deskstar internal drive kits
    • Hitachi Deskstar 2TB 7200rpm (part code = H3IK20003272SE)
    • Hitachi Deskstar 3TB 7200rpm (part code = H3IK30003272SE)
    • Hitachi Deskstar 4TB 7200rpm (part code = H3IK40003272SE) Buy it now at Amazon UK Buy it now at Amazon USA
    • Hitachi CoolSpin 2TB (part code = H3IK20003254SE)
    • Hitachi CoolSpin 3TB (part code = H3IK30003254SE)
    • Hitachi CoolSpin 4TB (part code = H3IK40003254SE)
  • Seagate BarraCuda 7200rpm 4K sector AFT
    • Seagate BarraCuda 2016 3.5" 4TB 4K sector/AFT (part code = ST4000DM005)
    • Seagate BarraCuda 2016 3.5" 3TB 4K sector/AFT (part code = ST3000DM008) Buy it now at Amazon UK Buy it now at Amazon USA
    • Seagate BarraCuda 2016 3.5" 2TB 4K sector/AFT (part code = ST2000DM006) Buy it now at Amazon UK Buy it now at Amazon USA
    • Seagate BarraCuda 2016 3.5" 1TB 4K sector/AFT (part code = ST1000DM010)
    • Seagate BarraCuda 2016 3.5" 500GB 4K sector/AFT (part code = ST500DM009) Buy it now at Amazon UK Buy it now at Amazon USA
  • Seagate Desktop HDD.15 7200rpm 4K sector AFT version (formerly known as Barracuda)
    • Seagate Desktop HDD 3.5" 4TB 4K sector/AFT (part code = ST4000DM000) Buy it now at Amazon UK Buy it now at Amazon USA
    • Seagate Desktop HDD 3.5" 5TB 4K sector/AFT (part code = ST5000DM000) Buy it now at Amazon UK Buy it now at Amazon USA
    • Seagate Desktop HDD 3.5" 5TB 4K sector/AFT (part code = ST5000DM002) Buy it now at Amazon UK Buy it now at Amazon USA
    • Seagate Desktop HDD 3.5" 6TB 4K sector/AFT (part code = ST6000DM001) Buy it now at Amazon UK Buy it now at Amazon USA
    • Seagate Desktop HDD 3.5" 8TB 4K sector/AFT (part code = ST8000DM002) Buy it now at Amazon UK Buy it now at Amazon USA
  • Seagate Desktop HDD 7200.14 7200rpm 4K sector AFT version (formerly known as Barracuda)
    • Seagate Desktop HDD 3.5" 250GB 4K sector/AFT (part code = ST250DM000) Buy it now at Amazon UK Buy it now at Amazon USA
    • Seagate Desktop HDD 3.5" 320GB 4K sector/AFT (part code = ST320DM000) Buy it now at Amazon UK Buy it now at Amazon USA
    • Seagate Desktop HDD 3.5" 500GB 4K sector/AFT (part code = ST500DM002) Buy it now at Amazon UK Buy it now at Amazon USA
    • Seagate Desktop HDD 3.5" 1TB 4K sector/AFT (part code = ST1000DM003) Buy it now at Amazon UK Buy it now at Amazon USA
    • Seagate Desktop HDD 3.5" 2TB 4K sector/AFT (part code = ST2000DM001) Buy it now at Amazon UK Buy it now at Amazon USA
    • Seagate Desktop HDD 3.5" 3TB 4K sector/AFT (part code = ST3000DM001) Buy it now at Amazon UK Buy it now at Amazon USA
  • Seagate Desktop HDD 7200.12 7200rpm 512byte sector version (formerly known as Barracuda)
    • Seagate Desktop HDD 3.5" 160GB 7200.12 (part code = ST3160316AS) Buy it now at Amazon UK Buy it now at Amazon USA
    • Seagate Desktop HDD 3.5" 250GB 7200.12 (part code = ST3250312AS) Buy it now at Amazon UK Buy it now at Amazon USA
    • Seagate Desktop HDD 3.5" 320GB 7200.12 (part code = ST3320413AS) Buy it now at Amazon UK Buy it now at Amazon USA
    • Seagate Desktop HDD 3.5" 500GB 7200.12 (part code = ST3500413AS) Buy it now at Amazon UK Buy it now at Amazon USA
    • Seagate Desktop HDD 3.5" 750GB 7200.12 (part code = ST3750525AS) Buy it now at Amazon UK Buy it now at Amazon USA
    • Seagate Desktop HDD 3.5" 1TB 7200.12 (part code = ST31000524AS) Buy it now at Amazon UK Buy it now at Amazon USA
  • Western Digital Caviar Black 7200rpm 4K sector/AFT
    • Western Digital Caviar Black 5TB 4K sector/AFT (part code = WD5001FZWX) Buy it now at Amazon UK Buy it now at Amazon USA
    • Western Digital Caviar Black 6TB 4K sector/AFT (part code = WD6001FZWX) Buy it now at Amazon UK Buy it now at Amazon USA
  • Western Digital Caviar Black 7200rpm
    • Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB (part code = WD5003AZEX) Buy it now at Amazon UK Buy it now at Amazon USA
    • Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB (part code = WD1002FAEX) Buy it now at Amazon UK Buy it now at Amazon USA
    • Western Digital Caviar Black 1.5TB (part code = WD1502FAEX) Buy it now at Amazon USA
    • Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB (part code = WD2002FAEX) Buy it now at Amazon UK Buy it now at Amazon USA
    • Western Digital Caviar Black 3TB (part code = WD3001FAEX) Buy it now at Amazon UK Buy it now at Amazon USA
    • Western Digital Caviar Black 4TB (part code = WD4001FAEX) Buy it now at Amazon UK Buy it now at Amazon USA
  • Western Digital Caviar Green Intellipower (less platters)
    • Western Digital Caviar Green 500GB (part code = WD5000AZRX) Buy it now at Amazon UK Buy it now at Amazon USA
    • Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB (part code = WD10EZRX) Buy it now at Amazon UK Buy it now at Amazon USA
    • Western Digital Caviar Green 1.5TB (part code = WD15EZRX) Buy it now at Amazon USA
    • Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB (part code = WD20EZRX) Buy it now at Amazon UK Buy it now at Amazon USA
    • Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB (part code = WD30EZRX) Buy it now at Amazon UK Buy it now at Amazon USA
    • Western Digital Caviar Green 4TB (part code = WD40EZRX) Buy it now at Amazon UK Buy it now at Amazon USA
    • Western Digital Caviar Green 5TB (part code = WD50EZRX) Buy it now at Amazon UK Buy it now at Amazon USA
    • Western Digital Caviar Green 6TB (part code = WD60EZRX) Buy it now at Amazon UK Buy it now at Amazon USA
  • Western Digital Caviar Green Intellipower
    • Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB (part code = WD10EARX) Buy it now at Amazon UK Buy it now at Amazon USA
    • Western Digital Caviar Green 1.5TB (part code = WD15EARX) Buy it now at Amazon UK Buy it now at Amazon USA
    • Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB (part code = WD20EARX) Buy it now at Amazon UK Buy it now at Amazon USA
  • Toshiba P300 7200rpm
    • Toshiba P300 500GB (part code = HDWD105EZSTA) Buy it now at Amazon UK Buy it now at Amazon USA
    • Toshiba P300 1TB (part code = HDWD110EZSTA) Buy it now at Amazon UK Buy it now at Amazon USA
    • Toshiba P300 2TB (part code = HDWD120EZSTA) Buy it now at Amazon UK Buy it now at Amazon USA
    • Toshiba P300 3TB (part code = HDWD130EZSTA) Buy it now at Amazon UK Buy it now at Amazon USA
  • Toshiba X300 7200rpm
    • Toshiba X300 4TB 4K sector/AFT (part code = HDWE140EZSTA) Buy it now at Amazon UK Buy it now at Amazon USA
    • Toshiba X300 5TB 4K sector/AFT (part code = HDWE150EZSTA) Buy it now at Amazon UK Buy it now at Amazon USA
    • Toshiba X300 6TB 4K sector/AFT (part code = HDWE160EZSTA) Buy it now at Amazon UK Buy it now at Amazon USA
  • Toshiba E300 low-power/extended performance
    • Toshiba E300 1TB 5700rpm (part code = HDWA110XZSTA) Buy it now at Amazon USA
    • Toshiba E300 2TB 5700rpm (part code = HDWA120EZSTA) Buy it now at Amazon UK Buy it now at Amazon USA
    • Toshiba E300 3TB 5940rpm (part code = HDWA130EZSTA) Buy it now at Amazon UK Buy it now at Amazon USA
: Large capacity hard disks (those over 4TB in size) may have differently positioned screw holes and sizes so may not fit all Apple computers - please check any products, screws, sleds and/or mounting brackets before purchasing such drives.
3.5" PATA hard disks
Western Digital Caviar Blue
  • Western Digital Caviar Blue 160GB (part code = WD1600AAJB) Buy it now at Buy it now at Amazon UK Buy it now at Amazon USA
  • Western Digital Caviar Blue 250GB (part code = WD2500AAJB) Buy it now at Buy it now at Amazon UK Buy it now at Amazon USA
  • Western Digital Caviar Blue 320GB (part code = WD3200AAJB) Buy it now at Buy it now at Amazon UK Buy it now at Amazon USA
  • Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB (part code = WD5000AAJB) Buy it now at Amazon USA
NOTE: PATA hard drives bigger than 128GB require computers/hardware that support 48 bit LBA - see also www.48bitlba.com.

Full List Of Recommended Optional Products

USB2 PCI cards for Power Macintosh G4
FireWire 800 PCI cards for Power Macintosh G4
eSATA PCIe cards for Mac Pro (Silver models)
Internal PATA 5.25" optical drives
for PowerMacintosh G4
or for early Mac Pro models (2006-2008 - MacPro1,1 / MacPro2,1 / MacPro3,1)
Internal SATA 5.25" optical drives
for later Mac Pro (Silver) models (2009 onwards - MacPro4,1 or higher)
4 bay+ RAID enclosures with FireWire 800 and/or eSATA
NOTE: Buyer Beware - you may need to confirm that the 4 bay+ RAID enclosure products listed above are compatible with 2TB+ drives, AFT and/or SATA III.
4 bay+ RAID enclosures with Thunderbolt
Document Scanners

Archive Drive Docks and Connectors

3.5" SATA Archive Drive Docks and Connectors
NOTE: Special information on using drives that are larger than 2TB.
2.5" SATA Archive Drive Docks and Connectors
3.5" PATA Archive Drive Docks and Connectors
2.5" PATA Archive Drive Docks and Connectors
Universal 2.5"/3.5" PATA/SATA Archive Drive Docks and Connectors
NOTE: Special information on using drives that are larger than 2TB.
Thunderbolt Hard Drive Enclosures and Docks
NOTE: Special information on using drives that are larger than 2TB.

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