new iMacs hard drive decision

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Prozac, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    After 6 years of use, iMac G5 needs replacement. I am looking at i7 with bells.

    I am currently using around 350 GB of hard drive(out of 600 GB) in my G5 iMac.

    Can you please advise if going 2TB is better than 1 TB? It does not seem excessive to pay another £160 for 1TB internal hard drive space.

    Is it difficult in the new imacs to replace hard drives? I found the iMac G5 hard drive replacement quite easy.

    Thanks.
     
  2. macrumors 604

    iBookG4user

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    If you're only using 350GB on your current hard drive, just go for 1TB and put the money that you saved into a RAM upgrade or SSD.
     
  3. macrumors member

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    If you only use up 350GB, I don't see why you'd want to pay the extra for 2 TB. I'd think 1 TB would be plenty. Looks like the new HDD's are pretty hard to install. If you plan to go over 1 TB, after only filling up a little over half of your hard drive in how many years, but I dont see how you could do that.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the quick-fire replies.

    Currently I do not use video or video editing. I will go down the HD video camera and editing of home videos. I do not have an idea how memory hungry they are!

    But then, there is always external Hard drive.
     
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    iBookG4user

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    Since the iMac is a desktop, it's really easy to just get an external hard drive if you ever need more space :)
     

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