View Full Version : Which Hard Drive?

17th March 2005, 06:22 PM
Hi All,
I am after a second internal hard drive for my Dual 2GHz G5, 100GB to 150GB.
Can anybody recommend a good brand (or a brand to steer clear of) and a good supplier?
It will be mainly used for photoshop work so needs to be as fast a possible.

17th March 2005, 06:24 PM
If you want a fast hard drive as possible, I'd recommend the Western Digital Raptor series of drives. They're only 74GB, but are super fast, because they spin at 10,000RPM as opposed to the 7200RPM otherwise.
If you want a larger drive, get something with 8MB of cache, as they're a bit faster than those with 2MB. Seagate are a good brand I've found :)

17th March 2005, 06:27 PM
I'll vouch for Seagate as well - though Western Digital are a high quality brand as well as long as you go for a JB or better. :)

17th March 2005, 06:55 PM
I've got the 8meg seagates in my g5, they get my vote too.

17th March 2005, 07:35 PM
seagates get my vote for your G5 - they are quieter than the maxtors i use (in a PC, they are cheaper for me, and well only add to the noise). always have good luck with em.

17th March 2005, 08:12 PM
Yep, another vote for Seagate. :)

17th March 2005, 09:27 PM
I get bagged out on the IRC channel for this all the time... Seagate.

my 20GB is still spinning... as quiet as a dead mouse.


18th March 2005, 07:53 AM
And seagate have just put out a new model (http://www.tomshardware.com/storage/20050317/index.html)

[I]EDIT : Fixed URL

18th March 2005, 03:07 PM
Thanks everybody.
Once again, a majority rule applies and I pickup a Seagate 200GB 7200.8 this afternoon.