Setting up a Storage system

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by G5Unit, Jan 10, 2006.

  1. G5Unit macrumors 68020

    G5Unit

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    I have a PowerMac G5 and I NEEEEEEED more space (80gb).

    Anyways, I have thought up some ways I could spend my money:

    -80gb(current) for a boot drive and I have everything else(movies, music, photo) on an internal 300gb

    -Trash the 80gb and get a 36 gb 10,000 rpm boot drive to put my MAIN apps on, plus get an internal 300gb

    -80gb(current) for a boot drive and I have everything else(movies, music, photo) on an EXTERNAL 300gb

    -Trash the 80gb and get a 36 gb 10,000 rpm boot drive to put my MAIN apps on, plus get an EXTERNAL 300gb

    I have no knowledge of what RAID is and if I need it, please tell. I mainly listen to music, work with photos, and work with music, and maybe the occasional gaming. What would be the most cost efficient config? Not really on a specified budget.
     
  2. G5Unit thread starter macrumors 68020

    G5Unit

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    Please help? Also, where can i get one of those selves for putting an AV reciever in and DVD player, xbox, printer, etc.
     
  3. adk macrumors 68000

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    No offense, but I really can't see a 14 year old needing a 10,000 RPM drive. It's also not worth it to have to pay for it over your current hard drive. I'd definitely recommend keeping the 80GB for OS/Apps and getting the 300GB internally. If you have a place to put a Hard drive internally, it almost always makes more sense to put it inside the computer. It's faster, and you don't have to pay for an enclosure.
     
  4. Zman5225 macrumors 6502a

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    I would get a 250-300gb hd, seagate or hitachi, shoot for 7200rpm, and 16mb cache if you can find a good deal on one. I'd rather have mine inside my case as to not clutter my desk anymore, but I guess that would have to be a personal preference to you.

    Check techbargains.com and the hardocp forums for deals on HD's, as they have them there daily it seems.

    Hope that helps some.
     

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