My 27" iMac needs more space. Suggestions?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by tggivens, Sep 15, 2014.

  1. tggivens macrumors newbie

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    I have a 27' iMac and myself and a group are making a documentary using this computer.

    We have uploaded countless interviews and it is taking up a bunch of space. I only have around 40 min. left of uploaded space.

    Also, I keep getting the 'startup disk is full' message on my computer.

    We still have many more interviews to upload. Does anyone have any suggestions, recommendations on how I should go about getting new space for my computer?

    Please help me with this.

    Thank You.
     
  2. alphaswift macrumors member

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    External Drive

    The obvious answer is an external drive. Something like this. [apple.ca]
     
  3. tggivens thread starter macrumors newbie

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  5. scottsjack macrumors 68000

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    Yes except they are really noisy. I've got three USB2/FW800 EliteALs and two USB3/FW800/eSATA versions and their tiny, little fans are equally obnoxious.
    On the other hand I just bough a ThunderBay 4 TB2 box from OWC. It is quite, reliable, responsive and just about plain spectacular.
     
  6. MrDork macrumors newbie

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    I put an SSD into my 21" iMac. It's not quite as easy as putting a HD into a PC, but the performance increase is outstanding. Can't recommend it enough.

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  7. JustMartin macrumors 6502a

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    That's not actually going to solve his space problems, though. I use WD passport drives for external storage and they work fine for me.
     

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