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Old Dec 28, 2004, 08:37 AM   #1
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INTERNAL HD

I was hoping someone could please guide me in the right direction. I was looking to install another internal hard drive in my 2.0 G5. I have an external lacie, but I feel more comfortable writing to an internal hard drive while working in pro tools. would appreciate any feedback. thanks in advance.
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Old Dec 28, 2004, 09:56 AM   #2
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I was hoping someone could please guide me in the right direction. I was looking to install another internal hard drive in my 2.0 G5. I have an external lacie, but I feel more comfortable writing to an internal hard drive while working in pro tools. would appreciate any feedback. thanks in advance.
Here's a good start. It's VERY easy. I'd recommend getting a drive from newegg.com or zipzoomfly.com, as they are cheaper. But click on one of the 'download pdf' links to get a step-by-step installation walkthrough.

http://www.apple.com/support/powerma...f/storage.html

Good luck!
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Old Dec 28, 2004, 10:22 AM   #3
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I wasn't clear, sorry. thanks for the reply. I meant what internal HD's does anyone suggest? deskstar, etc? thanks
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I wasn't clear, sorry. thanks for the reply. I meant what internal HD's does anyone suggest? deskstar, etc? thanks
Oh.

Seagate Barracuda with NCQ and SATA II (big and fast) (200-300GB)

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Western Digital Raptor (speed) (74GB)

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Old Dec 28, 2004, 06:26 PM   #5
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thank's for your time and help.
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Old Dec 28, 2004, 09:24 PM   #6
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thank's for your time and help.
This week CompUSA has the 160GB, 7200rpm, 8mb cache Hitachi Deskstar for $60 after mail-in rebates... not a bad deal.
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Old Dec 28, 2004, 09:39 PM   #7
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thank's for the heads up. I will look into it. does sound like a good deal. I was eyeballing a seagate, but damn $60 is a nice price.
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Be careful when buying hard drives what warranty you get with it. The exact same drive can be offered at different price points with 1 year or three year warranty. A few drives have 5 year. It's worth the $10 - 20 extra for the 3 year warranty -- because every hard drive ever made is going to fail - guranateed. It's just a matter of when. Year 2 and 3 are starting on the upramp of the ol' bell curve.

My preferred brands:
1) Seagate
2) Maxtor

The WD Raptor is expensive, fast, small capacity, hot and noisy. Unless you are doing mission-critical digital video or audio, $ no object, I would avoid these. But if $ were really no object I would be setting up an external SATA or UltraSCSI 320 multi-drive RAID system.

Whatever drive you get, spend some time thinking about how you are going to back up your data consistently and reliably.

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Agreed, the warranty is important. The 160GB Hitachi Deskstar mentioned above for $60 comes with a 3year warranty.

I bought one two days ago for a 64bit AMD I'm sticking together...
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thanks for the info on the warranty and what to be careful about. I definitely prefer having a hard drive with a 3 or 5 yr warranty.
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