Internal and External HDs?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by imacfreak, Sep 8, 2007.

  1. imacfreak macrumors member

    imacfreak

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    #1
    So here's the conundrum. I have a 400GB Seagate Barracuda SATA drive that I just pulled from my G5 (sold G5 because I bought a new iMac). So, I'm wondering if I should get a good enclosure for the drive, or just sell it and buy an external drive. Is there any advantage/disadvantage to either situation? I know seagate is suppose to be a good brand for HDs, and they do have 3 or 5 year warrantys.. I've had the HD for less than a year. Whats the typical warranty on a good external HD? I'd like to have a drive/enclosure with FW 800 too.
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    Adelaide, Australia
    #2
    Used hard drive prices aren't that brilliant so purely from a financial point of view it'd probably be better to get an external case and keep the 400GB drive in that. However, bundled cases + drives come with warranties (usually a year in Australia but you might find something different) which could be useful. Depending on how hard you've used this 400GB drive, I'd probably just stick with it. Has it shown any signs of failing? :)
     

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