2TB HDD good for a scratch disk?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by CBraun53, Aug 30, 2010.

  1. CBraun53 macrumors newbie

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    I'm planning on getting the SSD + 2TB drive option for my new iMac and using the 2TB drive as a scratch disk for final cut (as well as my itunes media drive and a few other things). My question is will this much use on the drive be bad for it? Right now I'm just using external drives and when they fill up I get a new one so I don't put as much use on them as I would with the 2TB drive where I plan on just archiving the footage onto a external hard drive when I am done with project and then continue using the 2TB drive for my next project.
     
  2. Corruptitudes macrumors regular

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    Nov 24, 2009
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    Im essentially doing this on my 500gb hard drive in my early 2008 Imac. The dvd drive failed, and now the logic board has failed and is in the shop getting replaced. The hdd at this point has outlasted the other components. I pretty much abuse the drive. Its constantly ripping dvds to it, encoding, and moving files, and using final cut as well...

    Id say go for it...chances are it will outlast the other components just like mine...
     

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