Hard Drive Advice.

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by slvdr86, Aug 14, 2007.

  1. slvdr86 macrumors newbie

    Aug 14, 2007
    I've had mine for about two years and up untill a few months ago it was some real smoooth sailing..... Then for some reason it just decided to go nutz one day. Blue screen / globe / question mark / fan noises.....the whole nine. So anywho after taking it to the mac store and having it tested I was told it was time for a new Hard drive. I'm looking for something nice maybe in the 2$-4$ hundred range. But i don't know a thing when it comes to macs', this is the first time i've had to build upon the stock design. Can someone help out a struggling n00b? thanks. :p
  2. jvencius macrumors regular

    Jun 28, 2007

    What kind of mac do you have? That'll make a difference since there are different form factors and interfaces that Apple has used through the years.

    A lot of folks on here (not me yet, I've only had my mac for <2 days) like the service from HERE so I'd give 'em a look.
  3. Merser macrumors member


    Aug 28, 2006
    I must start by saying that I have yet to use it so take this advice for what its worth... next to nothing technically, but I did put quite a bit of research into its purchase.

    I have recently been in the market for an external hard drive and after many forum threads on mulitple sites I was led to www.macsales.com

    I purchased their OWC Mercury Elite Pro AL 500gb which is nothing but a Western Digital Caviar SE16 in a great enclosure. Quite a few sites give the WD Caviar SE16 great benchmarks and reviews. All and all I spent about $195 HD + enclosure) on it. If I had the 200-400 price range I would probably opt for a Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 SATA II (http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Seagate/ST3750640AS/) which goes for about $225. Plus seagate has a 5 year warranty as opposed to WD's 3 year.

    All in all I found a common theme in many of the threads... watch out for maxtor...
  4. slvdr86 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 14, 2007
    yea this should help. I have an IMAC G5 W/Isight. I'll check out that link /\, thanks.
  5. slvdr86 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 14, 2007
  6. slvdr86 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 14, 2007
  7. slvdr86 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 14, 2007
    last attempt, anyone think this would be a good/bad buy?
  8. wallaby macrumors 6502


    Jun 5, 2007
    Why are you so worried what everyone else thinks? If you've done your research, then just decide.

    Seagates are good, 750GB is a great amount of space, and as long as your G5 iMac takes SATA hard drives, you should be good to go. Just make sure it's not regular ATA.

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