Whats better? 1tb or 500gb

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by DigitalStimulus, Feb 25, 2008.

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    DigitalStimulus

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    I currently have a Seagate ST31000340AS 1TB drive for my OS and am wondering if there would be a performance gain or loss with the use of a
    Seagate ST3500320AS 500gb drive instead?

    My setup:
    Mac Pro 2.8 8-core (early 2008)
    OS X Leopard w/ 10.5.2 updates
    8 GB RAM
    8800GT

    I use Logic Pro 8 exclusively for on this system and wanted some advice in my decision. I would like to change the 1tb drive as my time machine backup drive and use a 500gb for the OS and another 500gb for music files.

    Please help!
     
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    What's wrong with you? :eek: We're Americans...more is ALWAYS better!
     
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    DigitalStimulus

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    I guess cost is the issue. I can get two 500gb drives for $117.00 each!
     
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    can you get a Terabyte and the partition the disk? I guess if you want double redundancy ( I think that's what it is called) just to be safe then I would go with the 2 500 GB's. How much is the Terabyte?
     
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    A 1TB drive cost about $280.00 and a 500GB is $120.00.
     
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    1 1TB drive is twice as stable as 2 500GBs raided together to make 1TB - (two drives = twice the probability of failure.)
     
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    fanbrain

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    Double redunancy= 0 if the drive fails. If I had the space, I would go with the 2x500GB rather than the 1TB. I didn't have the room so I chose the 1TB to go along with the 500GB boot disk (two bay G5 tower). Did that make sense?
     
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    raid ftw, way better than just one drive
     

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