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Scooter

Random Apple Dude
#1
Ok. Heres the deal (so to speak).
I'm in a nasty old loop over the question;

"Do I buy an external large (storage capacity) hard drive, or do I buy extra RAM. Or, do I save up the ££ that would be spent on the RAM / Hard Drive and wait a loooooong time and put it towards a G5???"

Its not really a queston of pros and cons because I want all 3 (in my la la fantasy land :p )

- I need the extra HD space for digitised video editting, music, etc etc etc; also to help transfer work between G4 desktop ~ iBook ~ college systems
- I need the extra RAM as a general "pick me up"
- I lust for the G5 for sooo many different reasons

DDaaaammm... I don't know which to choose since I'm looking at very roughly about £150 for RAM / the same for extra storage (+ a bit) ... then obviousally about £3000 for the G5 (with addons).

...Nuts!

Suggestions??... advice??... wanna buy me a G5 (tower, not all-in-one)??
I'll take anything.... please... :eek:
 

SPeedY_B

I may actually be insane.
#2
Get the G5, it'll be much better for your editing needs, and you'll be able to buy a model with a SuperDrive, so you can just use a re-writable DVD to transport material around.
 

Reg

eXperienced!
#3
I agree. I love my G5 that I have (even though I use it mainly for business purposes and use my iMac for Recreation).
 
#5
How long will it take you to save up enough for a G5? If you can get it anytime in the not-so-distant future, that's obviously going to be the best choice.

If not, how much RAM do you already have, and how much would you be adding? Although more RAM definitely speeds up things, I'm more inclined to suggest going for an external Firewire/USB2.0 drive, since it would be faster and more convenient than burning CDs/DVDs all the time.
 

Xie

- geek -
#6
NetRyder said:
How long will it take you to save up enough for a G5? If you can get it anytime in the not-so-distant future, that's obviously going to be the best choice..
From his post it seems like a G5 is something thats going to take him a while to aquire. :(
Scooter said:
wait a loooooong time and put it towards a G5
 

X-Istence

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Political User
#8
If it is for the iBook, get an external drive, if it is for the iMac G4, just get an interal drive, if you need to use it for storage on the iBook, use a firewire cable, and just use the G4 as a external drive by booting it with the firewire plugged in.
 

Scooter

Random Apple Dude
#9
I'm just running the "bog standard" 256mb RAM at the mo (hence lust for more).
And yes, it would take...is taking me -ruddy ages- to save up for a G5. And the storage would be used just on the G4 - but - I'm aiming more for an external HD for ease of data updates, transfer between present G4, iBook and college G5, then my G5 (or may even be G6 by the time I get enough £££ saved).
 

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