Hard Drives - What to buy?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by tom., Mar 24, 2008.

  1. tom. macrumors 6502


    Nov 9, 2007
    San Francisco, CA
    Hi, I am looking for some Hard Drive advice!

    Currently i have:
    74GB Raptor Boot Disk
    250GB Samsung Spinpoint
    320GB MP Disk
    1TB LaCie USB2.0 External

    As you can see, quite a mess! I'm really wondering what set ups people have at the moment, I like to be quite digitally organised and at the moment it is a nightmare!

    I'm looking to get rid of my 1TB LaCie external as it's USB and so quite slow (sometimes even struggles running 1080HD from it), and makes the most revolting whirring sound i've ever heard in an external.

    Ideally i would like a FW800 external (possible suggestions?) 1TB.
    2 x 1TB internal (suggestions?)
    Keeping 74Gb for OS X boot disk, and the 320GB for Vista and gaming.

    I'm looking for the above solutions to (obviously) be as cheap as possible. Remembering I'm in the UK :)

  2. Mr.Noisy macrumors 65816


    May 5, 2007
    i'm in the UK too..........

    I Get my Hard drives from Ebuyer, my deives are as follows
    1. 500gb WD - boot/system
    2. 500gb WD - documents/scratch disk
    3. 500gb WD - nikon nef storage
    4. 500gb WD - video & music (swapping for a 750gb)

    and a 1tb external via firewire for time machine to back up the boot/system drive and the video/music drive.

    I find Ebuyer are resonable priced and quick to ship and have a wide range of hard drives, ive stuck with WD as ive not had any problems to speak of, but most are high quality now so there are several makes to choose from, check out the ebuyer site ;)

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