60 Gb Hd

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by XnavxeMiyyep, Sep 18, 2003.

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    XnavxeMiyyep

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    Does anyone know of any good 60 GB hard drives for $50 to $70 that will work with my Dual 867 MDD?

    Also, are hard drives as easy to install as RAM, or would I need to hire someone to do it for me?
     
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    ScottDodson

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    I like to go here for hardware:

    Pricewatch

    And installing a hard drive is pretty simple, is it a second, or a replacement?

    *EDIT*
    looked at your profile...you have a dual 867, and I'm guessing you are adding a HD...check this link:

    Installation
     
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    XnavxeMiyyep

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    Thanks for the links. Hard Drives are a little more costly than I expected.
     
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    ScottDodson

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    Really?? I found a HD there for 60 bucks (80G Maxtor, only 5400 rpm though). You looking for a SATA drive??
     
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    XnavxeMiyyep

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    Okay, I didn't look anywhere near hard enough. Didn't notice the search feature. I found a 120 GB 7200rpm HD for $62.
     
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    ScottDodson

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    :D

    Oh yeah that place is great, I got my 2 external HD's there....for the price of one at Best Buy.

    *EDIT*

    Typically when I buy internal drives I try to keep with Maxtor, since that's what apple uses. That price you got on that 120GB may sound a little sketchy as far as quality and re-seller. I would definitly look into that place you are going to buy it from. It sounds too good to be true?

    Maxtor

    Go to the site, and find the drive you want to buy (upper right by model number) and you can check all the specs on it there as far as compatibility.
     
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    I'd get a Western Digital Caviar drive with the 8MB buffer... 60 GB w/ 7200 RPM for $85 from MacZone. I know it's a bit more than you want to spend ... but $15 more for a quiet, reliable, and fast drive isn't much. :) I agree that $62 for a 120GB drive is a little too cheap.

    You can definitely do the installation - I installed one myself, and just had to follow the directions on which pins to connect. The documentation that comes with that drive is very good.
     
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    G5orbust

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    MDD G4s dont have SATA.

    Anyways, in addition to internet looking, most computer stores advertise in the newspapers of larger cities and have bad ass limited deals (like only one weekend). Check those out too is you can. Ive regularly seen CompUSA advertise boxed, name brand hard drives, with large capacities (80GB+, 7200RPM, 8MB cache) for around 80-100$.
     
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    Catfish_Man

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    Apple uses Maxtor, Seagate (what my dual 867 has), and IBM drives.
     
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    ScottDodson

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    Yeah, what I meant by it was the only expensive drives on that site are SATA...was wondering if that is what he was searching under.....cause every HD I found was around 50-60$
     

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