new iMac i7 & 2TB Hard Drive

Croatian

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Oct 14, 2006
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has anyone bought a new iMac with 2TB storage

my question is simple, i have 1.5TB external HD i wanna scrap, if i get 2TB option in my iMac and transfer files over, do u think it would make my iMac slow as it would be close to being full once i add programs and stuff.

i know on my Late 2007 MacBook when hard disk was at 90% full it slowed down a lot
 

AlienSexGod

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Mar 18, 2008
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has anyone bought a new iMac with 2TB storage

my question is simple, i have 1.5TB external HD i wanna scrap, if i get 2TB option in my iMac and transfer files over, do u think it would make my iMac slow as it would be close to being full once i add programs and stuff.

i know on my Late 2007 MacBook when hard disk was at 90% full it slowed down a lot
you only want your boot/scratch hd half full basically .. 75% will slow dramatically
 

Badger^2

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Oct 29, 2009
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why not just keep the 1.5TB drive external?

You are paying $250 for a $150 drive, $100 for installation.

Is there something wrong with the external drive?
 

AlienSexGod

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Mar 18, 2008
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How can that be? He'll still have 500gb. That is another HD.
Hot Steam I suggest you do some tests on transfer rates on HD's at various storage levels. Since you clearly haven't done this yet as I have then maybe you should butt out in regards to advice or undermining others advice?
 
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