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monty77
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2005 4:16 pm    Post subject: Another hard drive question Reply with quote

Have a Mini on the way with 40Gb HDD, I will need more storage than this, even for a boot drive.

Do I:

a) Purchase replacement internal drive .. 80Gb is still hardly huge and it will be expensive

b) Purchase firewire enclosure and put one of my 200Gb WD 7200 drives in there, I have 2 sitting in my current PC already you see

If I do b, which would seem sensible, how is performance on the Mini when loading apps and data from a firewire drive? Better or worse perfornance than accessing an internal drive? Also does the mini handle daisy chaining of firewire devices ok? My current PC is crap in that respect... I have 3 or 4 devices that would use firewire for connection.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2005 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about this.. http://www.pcconnection.com/ProductDetail?sku=443254

89 bucks after rebate..
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2005 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It sure would be nice to fork over the $300+ for a 400GB 7200rpm drive and throw THAT in an external enclosure! Wink
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