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post #1 of 10
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I'm a brand new iMac owner and (a very happy) Win2k convert. I'm looking to buy a Firewire hard drive (80GB or so) for digital video editing.

Does anyone have any recommenations for good hard drives?

Thanks
post #2 of 10
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post #3 of 10
I'm not sure about the feasability of this, but it might be a much better idea to just replace your iMac's internal HD with a 160GB Maxtor drive. It will probably cost you the same, or less anyway.
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post #4 of 10
I don't think the hard drive in the new iMac is user swappable.
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post #5 of 10
I betcha that you would be able to change it, it's just that it'd void you brand new warranty.
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post #6 of 10
In reponse to the original question, I recommend Maxtor/Seagate, NOT IBM.
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post #7 of 10
The HD in the white iBooks is not user changeable. Moreover, I don't think you could put a 160GB drive in their even if there was room. I believe iBooks have an ATA66 interface which maxes out somewhere around 100GB. Better to use it as an external FW HD.
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post #8 of 10
I would check the ones out at OtherWorldComputing.com They have some great drives. I will be buying the Cobra+ 120 gig here soon. They also sell the Mercury which is just built not quite as well for ~300 bucks, and you get 120 gigs. Just a better price. The Cobra can be found for ~380 at Powermax (http://www.powermac.com) Just for reference, the drives in each are western digitals. Hope that helps.
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[quote]Originally posted by Jeremiah Rich:
<strong>I will be buying the Cobra+ 120 gig here soon. They also sell the Mercury which is just built not quite as well for ~300 bucks, and you get 120 gigs. Just a better price.</strong><hr></blockquote>One of the advantages of the Cobra is that it doesn't have a separate power supply. You just plug in a power cable which is much neater.

I also have the feeling that the Cobra a slightly (?) better drive.

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