INTERNAL HD

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  1. macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  2. macrumors 68000

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    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/powermac/doityourself/storage.html

    Good luck!
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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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
     
  4. macrumors 68000

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    Oh.

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

    or

    Western Digital Raptor (speed) (74GB)

    :eek:
     
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    cr2sh

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    This week CompUSA has the 160GB, 7200rpm, 8mb cache Hitachi Deskstar for $60 after mail-in rebates... not a bad deal. :)
     
  7. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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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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    CanadaRAM

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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.

    Thanks
    Trevor
    CanadaRAM.com
     
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    cr2sh

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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... :eek:
     
  10. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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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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