new iMac i7 & 2TB Hard Drive

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Croatian, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. Croatian macrumors 6502

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    #1
    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
     
  2. AlienSexGod macrumors member

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    you only want your boot/scratch hd half full basically .. 75% will slow dramatically
     
  3. Live Steam macrumors regular

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    How can that be? He'll still have 500gb. That is another HD.
     
  4. Badger^2 macrumors 68000

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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?
     
  5. TheSandman2236 macrumors 6502

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    I'm sort of in the same boat -- deciding if I want the 2TB upgrade. I've got a 2TB Drobo that I'd be using to back it up if possible.
     
  6. AlienSexGod macrumors member

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    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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