My 27" iMac needs more space. Suggestions?

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

  1. tggivens macrumors newbie

    Sep 15, 2014
    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 regular

    Aug 26, 2014
    External Drive

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

    Sep 15, 2014
  4. rkaufmann87 macrumors 68000


    Dec 17, 2009
    Folsom, CA
  5. scottsjack macrumors 68000

    Aug 25, 2010
    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

    Sep 13, 2014
    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.

  7. JustMartin macrumors 6502a

    Feb 28, 2012
    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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