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I have a G5 2.5ghz Quad that I'm going to have to sell (I've had a stay in hospital and I'm off work for 10 weeks so I need to raise some cash) ....

Anyway, I have a 2nd HD in my machine and I was wondering if I could just pull this out of my Mac and then installing it in my new machine once I start work again ....

Would any of the files on there be damaged doing it this way or would it be better to buy an external HD, copy all of the stuff that I need to keep from my Mac onto that. Then just format both drives and sell the machine with both of the drives installed in it ??

There are no applications installed on the 2nd drive, just photos, dmg's etc...

Thanks in advance,

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I would go the external hard drive route. Even if you were to pull the second hard drive from the machine unless you were planning on buying a Mac Pro, how would you use it? You might have to place it in an external carrier in order to use it - assuming you bought a MacBook or MBP.

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Anyway, I have a 2nd HD in my machine and I was wondering if I could just pull this out of my Mac and then installing it in my new machine once I start work again ....

Would any of the files on there be damaged doing it this way or would it be better to buy an external HD, copy all of the stuff that I need to keep from my Mac onto that. Then just format both drives and sell the machine with both of the drives installed in it ??

There are no applications installed on the 2nd drive, just photos, dmg's etc...

Thanks in advance,

Paul
You could remove the 2nd hard drive as you mentioned...but installing it into your new computer would depend on what computer you end up purchasing.

- If you ended up purchasing a new iMac..iMacs only hold one hard drive.
- If you ended up purchasing a laptop...this hard drive won't fit in a laptop.
- If you ended up purchasing a Mac Pro, then you could probably install it in the Mac Pro.

In any case, you would not be damaging any files by removing the hard drive.

If you decide later on to not buy a Mac Pro (a computer you could install this removed hard drive into)...you could always buy an external hard drive case & install the hard drive from the G5 into it.

Also...if you sell your G5 with two hard drives...I doubt that you will get much more money for the G5.

So my vote is remove the hard drive with the photos, dmg's, etc. Any see what happens later.

- Nick
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Thanks guys ..... I would be looking at getting a new Mac Pro once I'm back at work so I'll just remove the drive ...

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Thanks guys ..... I would be looking at getting a new Mac Pro once I'm back at work so I'll just remove the drive ...

stay cool,

Paul
Nice...a new Mac Pro sounds great!

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