What to do? What to do?

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

  1. Michael73 macrumors 65816

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    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

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

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

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    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

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    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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