Getting an eMac, purchasing question

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by AppleSox, Mar 7, 2004.

  1. AppleSox macrumors newbie

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    Hi all, first time post.

    This week I'll be *finally* getting a new computer, a 1GHz eMac with SuperDrive. I'm going to be maxing out the RAM but I'm rather split on the hard drive.

    I won't be doing a whole lot of video editing in the near future (possibly a year or two from now) so should I upgrade the HD to something like a Seagate SATA drive or just leave it at the default size (80 gigs) and worry about a different HD later, like an external or something?

    Regardless, I *am* looking forward to upgrading from this ol' 7200/75 Power Mac (still going strong, just getting old). :)

    -AppleSox
     
  2. Kingsnapped macrumors 6502a

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    If you don't think you'll be using the HD, don't upgrade. I edit lot of video, and my 80 gig Albook is plenty to hold a massive DVD project. If you start editing, and feel the need for more- just pick up a firewire drive to keep backups of your finished projects on.
     
  3. evil macrumors 6502

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    just a suggestion: dont buy apple ram. its way overpriced
    go to www.crucial.com
     
  4. blackfox macrumors 65816

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    I do not believe the eMac supports SATA drives...FYI...Kingsnapped advice is sound...congrats on your new mac (and I thought my pismo was old...)
     
  5. AppleSox thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'll be buying in-store (from the most reputable A/V store in Winnipeg) so I'll see if they can throw in RAM other than Apple's. If not, well, I'll bite the bullet. I have really bad luck from opening computers (PC's) and ruining them, which is why I don't fix them. :)

    Thanks to all for your advice.

    --AppleSox
     

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