Best 1TB Internal HD for G5 using Photoshop?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Beaniecheese, Jun 23, 2009.

  1. Beaniecheese macrumors newbie


    May 29, 2009
    Hi you clever lot.

    I'm giving my comp a new lease of life. Looking at getting a DL Superdrive and a new internal HD.

    As far as I'm aware [with my limit knowledge] all I need is a 3.5" SATA and all should plug'n'play. But things are never that simple, for me anyways.

    Internal HD conditions:
    1. Mac G5 compatible
    2. Fast with Photoshop
    3. Quiet as possible
    4. Reliable
    5. Under £100

    Which internal HD would you recommend?

    Also, I have 3gb of memory, would making it 4gb make much difference? I generally have many apps open with photoshop being the most demanding.
  2. California macrumors 68040


    Aug 21, 2004
    Just make sure it has 32gb cache, Seagate should be fine.

    I can't remember which dual you have but max out the ram. I think you can go eight gigs?

    Also get the best video card you can find.

    I'm running my 2.3 with 11 gigs of ram.

    And a quadra 512mb card.
  3. Andrew Henry macrumors 6502a

    Mar 4, 2008
    32gb cache! :eek:

    Just kidding, but I have 3 x 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black drives in my MP and I love them, so I'd definitely suggest these! :)
  4. Tesselator macrumors 601


    Jan 9, 2008
    From looking around on the hardware sites that review and benchmark single drives I would agree. The WD Black drives.
  5. velocityg4 macrumors 601


    Dec 19, 2004
    I am partial to Seagate drives myself. I have dual 640GB's and they are very cool and quite fast, I have gotten 80MB/s write speed with large files. Compared to the Western Digitals and Samsungs I have owned they are much quieter and far cooler. With all of the WD's I have owned they all would get nearly hot enough to burn your hand. While the Seagates are barely above room temperature.

    I would also have mentioned Hitachi but Newegg does not list a 32MB Cache 1TB model. Though they may be available elsewhere. I have found there drives to be cool, quiet and fast too.

    I use to refer people to the hard drive charts. But they screwed with the formatting so that is really difficult to isolate the specific drives and benchmarks now.

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