additional drive for G4

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Seth
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I am looking to add an additional 60 GB internal hard disc to my G4 533DP. I am considering the Maxtor DiamondMax £140 or the IBM Deskstar 60GXP £128, from cancom. I am just checking to make sure that these are suitable, or if there are better drives out there for the price which are available from somewhere else. I am editing dv so 7200 rpm is needed.
ideally i would like an external drive but for the budget i have i am not sure that i can get the amount of storage that i need. Anybody know of a good solution?
Many thanks for you help.
Nice one,
Seth

PerryMitchell
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Joined: Apr 1 1999

Are these prices including VAT? See my post further down on Firewire HDD speed; the 80GB Maxtor 5400rpm cost me £99 at Novatech and is plenty fast enough for most DV use. You should get well over 20MB/s in the G4, DV needs under 4MB/s although multiple tracks in a NLE will push the speed requirements up. I recently paid £113 for an 80GB IBM 7200rpm drive at DABS.

Seth
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Thanks for the reply. Where are novatech and dabs. Or are they online. My prices were including vat. However those two options you quotes sound a lot more suitable.
Many thanks,
Seb

bcrabtree
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Joined: Mar 7 1999

If you don't know the answer - ask google

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&ie=ISO-8859-1&oe=ISO-8859-1&q=dabs
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&ie=ISO-8859-1&oe=ISO-8859-1&q=novatech

Bob C

quote:Originally posted by Seth:
Thanks for the reply. Where are novatech and dabs. Or are they online. My prices were including vat. However those two options you quotes sound a lot more suitable.
Many thanks,
Seb