Which Hard Drive for G5?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by vkapoormd, Aug 12, 2004.

  1. vkapoormd macrumors member

    Jun 14, 2004
    San Francisco, CA
    So as i am about to order my G5, my question is, other than the obvious differences in storage capacity of the 160gb vs 250gb HD, is there a difference in performance with tasks such as photoshop work, video editing with FCE? I thought I had read in previous threads that they are from different manufacturers and are different types of HD's?. :confused:
  2. Mord macrumors G4


    Aug 24, 2003
    a bigger drive is also faster as the heads cover more data per second at the same spin rate (7200rpm).

    for super speed and staorage space i would get one big drive with your g5 and one raptor 10,000rpm drive
  3. edesignuk Moderator emeritus


    Mar 25, 2002
    London, England
    Yup, grab a 74GB 10k Raptor to use as your boot/app drive. Then use the regular (large) drive for storage, lots of people report great performance from the raptors in G5s.

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