What to do? What to do?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Michael73, Apr 18, 2008.

  1. Michael73 macrumors 65816

    Feb 27, 2007
    Pretty simple question, really...save my 500GB drives or toss 'em?

    With 1T drives on sale in my area for $199.99, I'm beginning to think about swapping out my 500GB drives (I really have filled up my 500's!). With the cost of drives dropping like a brick, I wasn't sure it was really worth buying something like this: http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other%20World%20Computing/MEFW924AL2K/ and spending $120+ just to save a few drives.

    What do you think?
  2. BeyondMountains macrumors 6502

    Jan 11, 2008
    this poor college student will take them off your hands :D
  3. krye macrumors 68000


    Aug 21, 2007
    Keep them as USB drives. They're always good in a pinch.
  4. ZachPruckowski macrumors member

    Aug 15, 2007
    Ditto. I'll pay for shipping.

    I would suggest grabbing a USB2 or Firewire external drive. 500 GB is nothing to sneer about now, and someday, when it is, you can move the new 1 TB drive into there. Alternatively, you can always hook up a 500 GB external to a HTPC or to a router (like an Airport Extreme or something 3rd party).
  5. ThirteenXIII macrumors 6502a

    Mar 8, 2008
    ill take the 500's off your hands

    you should look into icydocks usb/firewire sata-drive enclosure on newegg, under 60$


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