New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Other Hardware and Peripherals Other Apple systems and peripherals discussion.

Please Help!!!


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
New2Macs

 
New2Macs's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 23, 2004
Location: Annapolis Maryland
Posts: 130
New2Macs is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: Power Mac G4 Sonnet 1.0 512 Ram 10.3.6

New2Macs is offline
This is my scenario and I need some advice on what decision I should make. First of all I just started doing a little bit of video editing. We all know how this can eat up your hardrive space. Well I was thinking either going with 160 internal for more room and is more afordable then external. I've heard that external is faster and easier to maintain when backing up data. If anyone has any insight to this please share some with me.....
QUOTE Thanks
Macman

 
Macman's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 30, 2004
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Posts: 4,374
Macman has a spectacular aura about
Mac Specs: PowerMac G4 Cube 450mhz 832mb

Macman is offline
external is faster if its firewire, it usually is, and internal can be faster if you buy a new ide controller card thats super ide or something.
QUOTE Thanks
New2Macs

 
New2Macs's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 23, 2004
Location: Annapolis Maryland
Posts: 130
New2Macs is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: Power Mac G4 Sonnet 1.0 512 Ram 10.3.6

New2Macs is offline
[QUOTE=Macman]external is faster if its firewire, it usually is, and internal can be faster if you buy a new ide controller card thats super ide or something.[/QUOTE
But wouold it be more convient to have an internal drive far as importing and exporting files or backing up?
QUOTE Thanks
rberry88

 
rberry88's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 24, 2004
Location: Arlington Heights, IL USA
Posts: 476
rberry88 will become famous soon enough
Mac Specs: 17" Flat Panel iMac -15" 1.5GHz, 80GB HDD, 128MB ATI video card, 1GB RAM- PowerBook

rberry88 is offline
I would think an external would be better, this way you could take them to another computer to transfer them if you need to. Much easier, IMO, than having to save them to a CD/DVD and then loading the CD/DVD onto another machine.

Looking for a PowerMac G4 for $500 or less USD.
QUOTE Thanks
Macman

 
Macman's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 30, 2004
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Posts: 4,374
Macman has a spectacular aura about
Mac Specs: PowerMac G4 Cube 450mhz 832mb

Macman is offline
yes, an external would be much more convinient and easier to use.
QUOTE Thanks
immdb

 
immdb's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 04, 2003
Location: Southern Indiana
Posts: 652
immdb will become famous soon enough
Mac Specs: Mac Pro Quad Xeon 2.66GHz 3GB RAM, G4 Quicksilver w/Sonnet 1GHz Encore ST, 1ghz G4 Powerbook

immdb is offline
I have a g4 733 that won't recognize more than 120gb on internals. You may want to check to see if your system has the same limitation.

I have a 160gb and a 200gb that I put into firewire enclosures so that I wouldn't lose the additional gb.

That in itself may cause you to want to go firewire.

I don't know what tomorrow holds, but I know who holds tomorrow.
QUOTE Thanks
New2Macs

 
New2Macs's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 23, 2004
Location: Annapolis Maryland
Posts: 130
New2Macs is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: Power Mac G4 Sonnet 1.0 512 Ram 10.3.6

New2Macs is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by immdb
I have a g4 733 that won't recognize more than 120gb on internals. You may want to check to see if your system has the same limitation.

I have a 160gb and a 200gb that I put into firewire enclosures so that I wouldn't lose the additional gb.

That in itself may cause you to want to go firewire.
Is that simple to just buy a hardrive and insert it in a case to make it external. Enlight me more on this gadget!!
QUOTE Thanks
Macman

 
Macman's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 30, 2004
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Posts: 4,374
Macman has a spectacular aura about
Mac Specs: PowerMac G4 Cube 450mhz 832mb

Macman is offline
its very simple, you can get an internal hd cheap, like 2 gb per dollar, and an external case any one will work, as long as the drive fits. I explain it here: getting an external hard drive
QUOTE Thanks
New2Macs

 
New2Macs's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 23, 2004
Location: Annapolis Maryland
Posts: 130
New2Macs is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: Power Mac G4 Sonnet 1.0 512 Ram 10.3.6

New2Macs is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by Macman
its very simple, you can get an internal hd cheap, like 2 gb per dollar, and an external case any one will work, as long as the drive fits. I explain it here: getting an external hard drive
where can i grab an external case from?
QUOTE Thanks
Macman

 
Macman's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 30, 2004
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Posts: 4,374
Macman has a spectacular aura about
Mac Specs: PowerMac G4 Cube 450mhz 832mb

Macman is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by New2Macs
where can i grab an external case from?
compusa, circuit city, best buy, it doesnt have to be 'mac' compatible, the hd either as long as itll connect through firewire or whatever you want.
QUOTE Thanks
New2Macs

 
New2Macs's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 23, 2004
Location: Annapolis Maryland
Posts: 130
New2Macs is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: Power Mac G4 Sonnet 1.0 512 Ram 10.3.6

New2Macs is offline
[QUOTE=Macman]compusa, circuit city, best buy, it doesnt have to be 'mac' compatible, the hd either as long as itll connect through firewire or whatever you want.[/QUOT
All have to do is buy a case insert a hardrive in and wa la external hardrive...Cool
QUOTE Thanks
Macman

 
Macman's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 30, 2004
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Posts: 4,374
Macman has a spectacular aura about
Mac Specs: PowerMac G4 Cube 450mhz 832mb

Macman is offline
[QUOTE=New2Macs]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Macman
compusa, circuit city, best buy, it doesnt have to be 'mac' compatible, the hd either as long as itll connect through firewire or whatever you want.[/QUOT
All have to do is buy a case insert a hardrive in and wa la external hardrive...Cool
dont forget to connect the IDE connection cable and power cable, its fool proof, I suggest getting a case with an on/off switch.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Performance hit from multiple IEEE 1394 devices? | External Harddisk and no Luck with MacOS-X »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:29 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?