Base Model 500GB Storage Options

Discussion in 'iMac' started by superdudeo, Jul 31, 2011.

  1. superdudeo macrumors regular

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    It's seems a little ridiculous that the base model only has 500GB, I mean the difference in price for an extra 500GB would be negotiable for Apple. Anyway, aside from this rant, what options are available for additional storage? I would be looking at something wireless with maximum transfer rates. Could I buy something to take advantage of the thunderbolt port?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    The only TBolt options at the moment are very expensive. Either USB or fw800 drive are the only viable options. You could also use a NAS on the Ethernet port but that won't be as cheap as the other options.
     
  3. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    External Options

    Buy yourself a see-powered caddy with support for USB 3 and esata.

    Buy the HDD of your choice. I use this and it works fine the caddy cost me around £25 and I have a lot of HDD's anyway, but a decent 1TB model won't cost you much. Okay, it won't look pretty, but I've hidden mine behind my iMac :)
     
  4. superdudeo thread starter macrumors regular

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    Excuse my lack of knowledge but what is a "see-powered caddy"? Could you link me one so I have an idea? Are the transfer speeds OK? Thanks
     

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