I currently have a 2.66 Mac Pro, with standard 250GB internal drive, and two 300GB external drives.
Being heavily into digital photography, and having a Canon 5D, I process many 10mb+ RAW files and 70mb+ TIFF files in Lightroom and Photoshop.
The standard hard-drive is noisy as hell and I'm considering getting rid, and the external drives are chocked full of photos etc. These are now a couple of years old, and I may consider updating.
So, I'm looking to buy a few hard-drives; a couple internal, and a couple external (2TB+).
Having just bought Leopard, one external will be used solely for Time Machine, the other external for current stored data.
The internals will be used for day-to-day use. I'm told I should have a relatively small but fast (10,000rpm?) drive for Photoshop etc.
Is there a drive people specifically recommend? Quiet and fast?
Then, I wanted another speedy internal drive, possibly around 500GB to store day-to-day stuff, ready to be backed up via Time Machine.
Is there an optimum setup people would recommend, and brands I should aim for?
Any advice would be hugely appreciated