Hard Drive Recommendations?
April 3, 2002 12:19PM
edited January 2014
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?
Reply 1 of 9
April 3, 2002 2:46PM
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Reply 2 of 9
April 3, 2002 2:52PM
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.
Reply 3 of 9
April 3, 2002 4:46PM
I don't think the hard drive in the new iMac is user swappable.
Reply 4 of 9
April 3, 2002 5:10PM
I betcha that you would be able to change it, it's just that it'd void you brand new warranty.
Reply 5 of 9
April 4, 2002 2:01PM
In reponse to the original question, I recommend Maxtor/Seagate, NOT IBM.
Reply 6 of 9
April 4, 2002 9:06PM
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.
Reply 7 of 9
April 4, 2002 10:24PM
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 (
) Just for reference, the drives in each are western digitals. Hope that helps.
Reply 8 of 9
April 7, 2002 4:01AM
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Reply 9 of 9
April 11, 2002 9:19AM
[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.