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I just acquired a Mac hard drive. On the box it says it fits a Mac Pro. Its a Seagate 7200.10 500gb sata drive. The part number is MA988G/A.

My question is can I run this in a regular pc?
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Yes! it's a seagate hard drive. as long as it is sata then it will work
    
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Yes you can. The only difference between a HDD in a Mac, PC, Linux etc is the file system you use (such as Fat32, NTSF etc).
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Originally Posted by Liability View Post
Yes
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Yes! it's a seagate hard drive. as long as it is sata then it will work
Its the same?
No difference?
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There's no reason it wouldn't. The only reason would be if mac pro's used a different type of serial connector, which they don't.
    
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There's no reason it wouldn't. The only reason would be if mac pro's used a different type of serial connector, which they don't.
Yeah it connects the same. I just wanted to make sure before I opened the drive. If it wasnt gonna work Id just sell it and buy one that would.


Thanks for the help guys.
Im going to install it now.
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Yeap, just format it NTFS
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Its just a normal HDD. I just put an unused HDD from my rig into my dads Mac Pro (opposite of what you're doing). All you need to do is format it to NTFS.
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Oh no.
I installed the drive. Stuck in my Vista dvd and all goes well until it says "Windows could not determine if this computer contains a valid system volume".
This is right after the part where you make partitions. It does show the drive.


Edit: I had a flash drive installed too. I took it out and switched sata cables and it worked.
Using it now.
Thanks guys.
Edited by Ruredee - 12/13/08 at 7:23pm
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