Is it worth waiting?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by CanadianDonkey, Apr 15, 2008.

  1. CanadianDonkey macrumors member

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    Alright, so, I have a macbook, with a 160Gb harddrive, and I need to upgrade it.

    Do you think it's worth waiting for 500GB drives to become avaliable, or should I just get a 320 avaliable now?

    I did some research, and I read that samsung released a 500GB drive, and they're "now shipping" although I can't find any place to order one, or even preorder.

    So how long do you think I will be waiting for this hard drive?


    And before anyone says that all that extra space is useless, I'm heavily into video editing, likes a wide variety of music (by wide variety, I mean I can fill up a classic iPod) and I also like to download movies and TV shows, by the seasons.
     
  2. scienide09 macrumors 65816

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    You're doing all that to the HD of a MacBook? Sounds like you need an external HD to me. Get a terabyte or two if you're worried about space.
     
  3. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Good advice.
     
  4. PcBgone macrumors 6502

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    I bought my wife a macbook, it came with just an 80gb hard drive...I was editing movies and downloading songs onto it as well..I purchased the Time Capsule, and moved all that stuff onto it. If I need certain music/clips I will move them to the macbook, and then back. It works fine for me...Im pretty satisfied, with this option.

    If you dont ever need to take all that music/movies with you, then I would suggest an external harddrive as well..if your going to take it with you I would go with the 320gb as those will be a lot less expensive then the 500gb..
     
  5. closeupman macrumors member

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    Like other's have said, just get an external, Firewire preferred, HD.

    First off, tv shows and the like shouldn't be cluttering up your main HD. Second, it's a good way to organize your video for editing. If you can afford a 1TB or 2TB external FW go for that. Get one that uses 2 drives in one(i.e. you mirror your data), so you have a copy of your data in case anything goes wrong with one of the drives
     
  6. trip1ex macrumors 68000

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    I'd say get both an external and internal. 320gb each instead of 1 500gb.

    I'd do that to backup my crap. I would hate to lose all my data to a faulty hd.
     
  7. Cheffy Dave macrumors 68020

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    this is my solution, In 1 Terrabyte size
    http://www.lacie.com/us/products/product.htm?pid=11062
     
  8. CanadianDonkey thread starter macrumors member

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    Well, all excellent points, I think you've convinced me to just stick with the 320 drive, and get an external drive.

    Beside, I could probably convince my sis to go half-ers on one, so we can share movies and tv shows.
     

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