Hard Drive Recommendations?

Posted:
in Genius Bar 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?



Thanks

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 9
    timotimo Posts: 353member
    Try a search of the fora, and also check out the info at <a href="http://www.barefeats.com/"; target="_blank">Bare feets.</a>
  • Reply 2 of 9
    macaddictmacaddict Posts: 1,055member
    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
    bodhibodhi Posts: 1,424member
    I don't think the hard drive in the new iMac is user swappable.
  • Reply 4 of 9
    baumanbauman Posts: 1,248member
    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
    stimulistimuli Posts: 564member
    In reponse to the original question, I recommend Maxtor/Seagate, NOT IBM.
  • Reply 6 of 9
    neutrino23neutrino23 Posts: 1,529member
    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
    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.
  • Reply 8 of 9
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  • Reply 9 of 9
    [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.



    - T.I.
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