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    Processor: 867 Mhz PowerPC G4 2MB L3 cache Memory: 1GB SDRAM Installed HD: IBM 57GB or 60GB
    Exclamation Quicksilver Power Mac G4 HD help.
    I just got a Quicksilver Power Mac G4 for christ mass.

    Specs:
    Processor: 867 Mhz PowerPC G4 2MB L3 cache
    Memory: 1GB SDRAM
    Installed HD: IBM (don't know exact model just know IBM and 57 GB(probly 60GB but only uses 57))

    I have done some research on this issue but I take my Mac seriously so I need as much input as possible. I am new to the mac world and don't want to rush into anything.

    The issue is i want to add a secondary HD to my mac, my mac has a the HD cable(dont know the name of what its called) and it has an extra spot for a HD on it and the casing. I have an old desktop PC that's motherboard was fried. I would like to know if my Samsung SV4002H will work with my mac it is an ATA/100 and from my research i found out that it will work but at a low RPM i beleive the RPM is 5400 and i dont know if it will work and if i try it and it dosnt work will it wreck my insalled HD or my data on my mac?

    Thanks for anyhelp

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    Imac 27" Retina 5K, 512GB flash memory, 3.3GHz, 16GB memory, macOS Sierra beta.
    It is known as the IDE cable, and the Samsung will work probably at 7200 RPM. Trust the IBM is not one of the older 'DeskStar' models, known far and wide as the Deathstar for obvious reasons.

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    Processor: 867 Mhz PowerPC G4 2MB L3 cache Memory: 1GB SDRAM Installed HD: IBM 57GB or 60GB
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    ya but my other question is will it hurt my mac if not compatible?

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    harryb2448's Avatar
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    Imac 27" Retina 5K, 512GB flash memory, 3.3GHz, 16GB memory, macOS Sierra beta.
    There are no Mac or Windows compatible drives, just IDE, EIDE, SATA, PATA or whatever they wish to call them. Just pop the drive in and format to mac OS Extended (Journalled) using Disk Utility.

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    Processor: 867 Mhz PowerPC G4 2MB L3 cache Memory: 1GB SDRAM Installed HD: IBM 57GB or 60GB
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    Thanks a lot for you help and giving me the positive advise, i tried the HD on my mac.

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    harryb2448's Avatar
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    Imac 27" Retina 5K, 512GB flash memory, 3.3GHz, 16GB memory, macOS Sierra beta.
    Good work and well done. Stay with these forums you will learn a lot about Macs. Quite surprised at the number of programmes you have opened, Finder (of course) widgets, Mail, etc etc.

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