Solved

internal vs external hard drive on old MAC

Posted on 1998-08-31
3
244 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-26
I have a MAC Quadra 650 w/32MB RAM, and the original 230MB H-D. The local shops want about $400 to install a 2GB internal drive. For that $ I can mail order an external drive, which I can use on later machines. What would an expert do, w/pros & cons.
0
Comment
Question by:paddler
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 32

Accepted Solution

by:
jhance earned 50 total points
ID: 1124148
Internal vs. external drives are the same with respect to performance.  On the MAC, the SCSI interface makes it easy.  I'd go for the external even thought it's a bit more expensive and a little more inconvenient taking up additional space.  Installation is much easier.  Be very sure, however, to get a MAC drive.  What's the difference?  non-MAC drives don't come with the "special" software needed to format the drives under MacOS.  They cost a little more than "generic" SCSI drives but MacOS will not recognize a generic SCSI drive.
0
 

Author Comment

by:paddler
ID: 1124149
Will an external drive prevent me from having a scanner or zip?
0
 
LVL 32

Expert Comment

by:jhance
ID: 1124150
No, the SCSI bus supports up to 7 devices in total.  Intenal or external, it doesn't matter.
0

Featured Post

How to run any project with ease

Manage projects of all sizes how you want. Great for personal to-do lists, project milestones, team priorities and launch plans.
- Combine task lists, docs, spreadsheets, and chat in one
- View and edit from mobile/offline
- Cut down on emails

Join & Write a Comment

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Windows 10 upgrade issues 11 71
Webcam indoor recommendation 21 80
Windows 10 Laptop very slow 17 86
8 partitions?!  Really? 8 99
Upper back Pain: My back hurt for months. Upper back, mostly my neck, spine and across my shoulder blades. I was getting headaches too, that felt like they were caused by tension in my shoulders, but now I feel fine! I'm sharing this hoping someone…
Stuck in voice control mode on your Amazon Firestick?  Here is how to turn it off!!!
Illustrator's Shape Builder tool will let you combine shapes visually and interactively. This video shows the Mac version, but the tool works the same way in Windows. To follow along with this video, you can draw your own shapes or download the file…
You have products, that come in variants and want to set different prices for them? Watch this micro tutorial that describes how to configure prices for Magento super attributes. Assigning simple products to configurable: We assigned simple products…

707 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

17 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now