New Pismo Hd Which One????

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by umrdad, Jan 7, 2006.

  1. umrdad macrumors member

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    i'll be the 1st to admit i'm not especially tech savvy (that's why i'm a member here) but i need a bigger internal HD i'm looking in the 40-100 G range but which RPM? buffer size? models w/bad reputation for failure? hey guys and girls hook a brotha up w/some info . . . thanks in advance
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Hitachi laptop drives are great. 5400 RPM's (And 7200 RPM) and with 8 MB's of cache. Just pick a size that you want
     
  3. umrdad thread starter macrumors member

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    Rpm

    is there a noticeable difference in speed between 5400 & 7200 RPM drives once installed? the small difference in price is worth it to me if it makes everything go faster running stock 400g3 but will have 550g4 within next 2 weeks
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I've run both in desktops and the difference wasn't major. I wasn't really worried about heat and power usage though. The 5400 will run cooler and use less power.
     
  5. umrdad thread starter macrumors member

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    what about cache?

    seen everything from 2-16 mb caches advertised . . . is bigger better?
     
  6. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Depending on your application and desired price. 8 MB is my minimum across the board for drives.
     
  7. macEfan macrumors 65816

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    Personally, I like western Digital hard drives... I have never had one break down yet , and they are quite and have good reviews on newegg.com... Check out http://www.macsales.com for a drive compatable with your prismo. The prices are good and the shipping was fast( I bought ram from them and it came in 2 days)
     

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