36 gig Raptor or 120gb regular SATA for G5

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by adamfilip, Jan 7, 2004.

  1. adamfilip macrumors 6502a


    Apr 13, 2003
    burlington, Ontario canada
    Im looking into getting a new hard drive for my 1.6 G5,

    i plan on using it as the primary OS/App drive

    my choices

    Western Digital 36Gig Raptor 10,000rpm SATA


    Westen Digital 120Gig, 7200 RPm, 8mb cache SATA

    the current 80 gig drive will be used as the secondary

    im not sure what i need more speed or storage
  2. Versello macrumors regular

    Nov 13, 2003
    It boils down to:

    If you have less than 30% free disk space, then get more storage.

    If you have ample free disk space and have cash to burn, then get a raptor.

    But my money would be to just save the money if you have lots of free space and things are already fast... which in this case a G5 machine is.

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