Solid State Hard Drive Question

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by wickedking94, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. wickedking94 macrumors 6502

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    So I just want to know weather a solid state hard drive will work in my imac G3.
    iMac G3/500
    500Mhz G3
    700ish mb ram
    IDE Hard drive.
     
  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    Just a question, why would you want to invest that much in upgrading a computer that is about a decade old?
     
  3. wickedking94 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well there a few reasons.
    1. My decade old computer pulls more weight that a three year old one (though it is Windows so its not really fair)
    2. I'm a teenager who doesn't have the money for a new computer.
    3. It would be fun.
    4. I want it to use less electricity.
    5. My hard drive is too small.
    6. If i put a hard drive with no moving parts, with any luck this computer will last another decade.

    Make more sense?
     
  4. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    I guess it would work, but probably not worth it.
     
  5. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    I guess what I'm trying to get at is why are you going to spend over $200 upgrading a computer that is worth less than $50? Why not sell the iMac, and use that money plus the SSD money to buy a Core Duo Mac Mini?
     
  6. wickedking94 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I understand your point of view.
    and after looking into how much a solid state drive is, i dont think im going to buy one. also, im neeevvveeerrrr getting rid of this imac. I love this computer. I'm probably getting a macbook pro soon (parents getting me one for school and univeristy in the future) whenever i do get a new mac im going to keep this one and hook up some external hard drives and use it as a media hub.
     

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