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sotied
May 5, 2003, 10:15 AM
Want to buy a hard drive to back up my Mac and use as a photo storage unit.

I've got a 60Gig G4 running dual processors at 867Mhz.

I've got plenty of internal bays open.

Should I go internal or external?
What size is adequate?
What else do I need to know?
What brands are crap and which are best?

Thanks,

Jeff

Grimace
May 5, 2003, 10:34 AM
internal is going to be a lot cheaper than external.

Adequate size? Depends on your need. 120GB have come down nicely in price, but there are 200 and 250GB drives out there if you need big storage space.

There is a Firewire 800 drive out there that is really tempting me...

yzedf
May 5, 2003, 10:47 AM
Internal all the way.

You can get a 120GB Seagate Barracuda V - the 8MB cache model - (fast, reliable, quiet running) for $135 here:

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduct.asp?submit=manufactory&catalog=14&manufactory=1305&DEPA=1&sortby=14&order=1

Later on, you can always get a Firewire enclosure if you want to go external.

tazo
May 5, 2003, 04:27 PM
Originally posted by sotied
Want to buy a hard drive to back up my Mac and use as a photo storage unit.

I've got a 60Gig G4 running dual processors at 867Mhz.

I've got plenty of internal bays open.

Should I go internal or external?
What size is adequate?
What else do I need to know?
What brands are crap and which are best?

Thanks,

Jeff

you can get an 80 gig for 100 bux now well usually after rebate but stil 100 bux. don't buy IBM tho, they break down.
I recommend Western Digital or Maxtor. Both work very well and are pretty quiet-or at least I think. In my PC i have the 80 gig WD with 8mb cache