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Curious about hard drive placement

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First post, so hello everyone!


I recently ordered the following Mac Pro from apple.com:

3.00 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon

2GB 667 DDR2 FB DMM ECC-4x512 (I'll update this later when I find more funds)

ATI Radeon X1900 XT 512MB

500GB Serial ATA 3Gb/s drive

2x16x SuperDrive DL


Now my question is this, does it matter what bay the main boot drive is in? The reason I ask is the fact that I plan to slap in a 250GB Sata II drive to use as a dedicated drive for Boot Camp to install Windows on. From my understanding the first drive bay allows the following configuration of drives: 250GB, 500GB, and 750GB. The other drive bays only accept 500GB and 750GB hard drives. If this is truly the case, could I move the 500GB that will be my OS X hard drive to drive bay 2 and then slap in a 250GB hard drive in drive bay 1 without the worry of messing up the boot process of the computer? If not, I know I will most likely have to just go out and buy an additional 500GB hard drive, but I would like to just keep Windows on a small storage drive such as the 250GB hard drive.

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Swap them around as much as you wish (without voiding the warranty), physical placement in your case will not affect how Mac OS X operates. As long as the drives are connected properly to the motherboard in their correct ports, everything should sing sweet music.


Enjoy your new Mac Pro :(

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