new iMacs hard drive decision

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

  1. macrumors newbie

    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.

  2. macrumors 604


    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

    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. macrumors newbie

    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.
  5. macrumors 604


    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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