Iomega MiniMax 2TB Drive?

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  1. abev macrumors newbie

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    Is this a good option? I have about 1.5 TB of media I would like to consolidate into one place. Amazon has Two (94940, $209) and a (34696, $249). If you have a better option in that price range, please school me.

    Thanks' for your help..

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  2. gilford macrumors member

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    I've got 2 here in the office hooked up to my Mini Server, no problems to speak of :)

    I'm not sure they would fit under the new mid 2010 Mini though?
     
  3. mangrove macrumors 6502

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  4. abev thread starter macrumors newbie

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    34696= FW400 unknown drive speed.

    34940= FW800 unknown drive speed.
     
  5. mangrove macrumors 6502

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    Personally, I do not think I would buy if it were not 7200rpm and for sure I would not buy not even knowing the drive's speed. FW 800 is worth every penny. There are rumors even about a new FW at double the 800's speed, but who knows when.

    I guess I'm saying I'd rather have a drive going 75MPH than 50MPH or possibly less.
     
  6. Osamede macrumors 6502

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    The RPM of the drive,does not translate directly into a linear measure of actual read or write results from the drives. This also depends on platter size, medium of transfer etc. For instance for 500GB 2.5" drives, there are 5400 rpm drives that are pretty damn fast compared to any other 500Gb drive.

    I would look carefully at the reviews of each drive to understand what real life performance you will get. Storagereview.com, Andandtech.com are a couple of places to get hard measurements from comparative tests of the different drives.
     
  7. mangrove macrumors 6502

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    Well said.

    Still to me 7200 will read faster than 5400 if they are both the same size like a 2.5" 9.5mm. If all things are equal, even including SATA internal transfers does not 7200 beat 5400? Or have we all been led to the watering hole?

    Agree on real life performance. Personally, I get less beach balls with 7200 than with 5400, but that's probably since I always have many windows/applications open simultaneously.
     

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