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Time to Replace Hard Drive? Effects Pedals, Units & Accessories
Old 4th September 2007
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Time to Replace Hard Drive?

I have a Mac G5 dual 2gig (around 4 years old?). Never
had so much as a hiccup... always rock solid performer.
But, I'm beginning to think it would be prudent to start looking at
replacing the internal (startup) drive.. After doing a little reading
I've discovered a general guideline of 5 years or 20k hours as
expected lifetime of a hard drive. I've calculated mine at around
17.5k hours so I'm probably right on time.

Here are my questions:

Will some brands or models increase performance specifically with
Pro Tools HD? 7200 or 10,000 rpm? 8MB vs 16MB cache?

Will all Serial ATA drives with the same form factor as the original

Can you recommend a replacement?

Would you recommend Super Duper or Carbon Copy Cloner
for making a bootable copy of the old disk?

Any other caveats?

Any input will be greatly appreciated!
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