View Full Version : new iMacs hard drive decision

Jul 29, 2010, 02:31 AM
After 6 years of use, iMac G5 needs replacement. I am looking at i7 with bells.

I am currently using around 350 GB of hard drive(out of 600 GB) in my G5 iMac.

Can you please advise if going 2TB is better than 1 TB? It does not seem excessive to pay another 160 for 1TB internal hard drive space.

Is it difficult in the new imacs to replace hard drives? I found the iMac G5 hard drive replacement quite easy.


Jul 29, 2010, 02:35 AM
If you're only using 350GB on your current hard drive, just go for 1TB and put the money that you saved into a RAM upgrade or SSD.

Jul 29, 2010, 02:37 AM
If you only use up 350GB, I don't see why you'd want to pay the extra for 2 TB. I'd think 1 TB would be plenty. Looks like the new HDD's are pretty hard to install. If you plan to go over 1 TB, after only filling up a little over half of your hard drive in how many years, but I dont see how you could do that.

Jul 29, 2010, 02:54 AM
Thanks for the quick-fire replies.

Currently I do not use video or video editing. I will go down the HD video camera and editing of home videos. I do not have an idea how memory hungry they are!

But then, there is always external Hard drive.

Jul 29, 2010, 02:57 AM
Since the iMac is a desktop, it's really easy to just get an external hard drive if you ever need more space :)