What to do with spare hard drive

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by kmaultsby, Jun 23, 2006.

  1. kmaultsby macrumors newbie

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    I have a G5 tower with the standard 250 gig hard drive install I also have a external 250 hard drive connected by firewire 800 for video editing. I have a 160 gig serial hard drive doing nothing but sitting in a box. Should I install it in my mac and store all my iMac backups on it? Is this a good idea or should just get another external backup?
     
  2. OutThere macrumors 603

    OutThere

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    If you're comfortable with the install (it's quite simple) it'd be more useful inside your computer than disconnected.

    Otherwise you can buy a firewire enclosure for it and install it in that.
     
  3. AlBDamned macrumors 68030

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    yeah that option's good as it means you can use it to backup both computers and it would only cost you $30 or so.

    As said though, putting it in the G5 is pretty straightforward.
     
  4. SmurfBoxMasta macrumors 65816

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    lookie here :)

    http://forums.macnn.com/showthread.php?t=299721

    ps... I linked your post there in case you want to sell the HD....
     

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