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Old June 30th, 2004, 06:42 PM   #16
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Adding Hard Drive

Hi. .
I am reading with interest the posts on this thread. I am new to this and have some questions.
I want to add a hard drive for video scratch disc.
I will be using Final Cut Express 2.
I have a G5 1.8 dual with 160GB in one slot.
I will be capturing 8mm and VHS through a Canopus ADVC100 till I get a DV camera.

My projects will be under 60 minutes. Will this 250GB drive handle the needs of scratch, capture, render, and storage leaving the 160GB for my system? From what I am reading, I can add a 250 GB to the empty slot and should be fine?

I found two drives on newegg, (they cost more than pricewatch,) but I am not sure what OEM, "Barebone" means.

Any feedback, comments, suggestions greatly appreciated.
Loretta Shigo

REFURBISHED: Maxtor 250GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive, Model 6Y250MO, OEM Drive Only (OEM, BAREBONE)
$154.00
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Specifications:
Capacity: 250GB
Average Seek Time: 9 ms
Buffer: 8MB
Rotational Speed: 7200 RPM
Interface: Serial ATA
Features: S.M.A.R.T. compliance features
Manufacturer Warranty: 3 years
Packaging: OEM Drive Only


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Specifications:
Capacity: 250GB
Average Seek Time: 9 ms
Buffer: 8MB
Rotational Speed: 7200 RPM
Interface: Serial ATA
Features: S.M.A.R.T. compliance features
Manufacturer Warranty: 3 years
Packaging: OEM Drive Only
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Old July 1st, 2004, 10:57 AM   #17
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I think I'd stay away from a refurbished drive. I could be wrong but why take a chance on a drive that has already been returned once? It sort of like reusing tapes on critical projects.

Given that you are in the US I'd keep a close watch on sales this weekend. CompUSA often has some really good deals on drives over the holidays. You should be able to get the Maxtor SATA drive on sale for at least the online prices and the smaller Seagata SATA drive often goes on sale (with rebate) for $100. Same is true for the externals. I picked up all of my externals on really good holiday sales (2 Western Digital, 1 Maxtor). True these are rebate but so far (knock wood) I've gotten the rebates. If there is no CompUSA near you then check the prices online (I'd check tomorrow and Sunday).

I've been editing a project on the maxtor drive for a few weeks and it's really nice. I thik the drive RAM makes some difference but it could be imaginary.
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