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    Hi All,

    I was looking at the Dual G5's at the Apple Store and noticed it comes with 7200 RPM SATA hard drives. My newbie question is, can you use any SATA hard drive or is there something special about the way MAC's do SATA?

    On my PC I use Western Digital Raptor SATA 74GB 10,000 RPM harddrives, just curious why something like that is not in those G5's.

    Thanks,


    Gunnerjoe

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunnerjoe
    Hi All,

    I was looking at the Dual G5's at the Apple Store and noticed it comes with 7200 RPM SATA hard drives. My newbie question is, can you use any SATA hard drive or is there something special about the way MAC's do SATA?

    On my PC I use Western Digital Raptor SATA 74GB 10,000 RPM harddrives, just curious why something like that is not in those G5's.

    Thanks,


    Gunnerjoe
    The raptors will work in a G5, the only reason they aren't standard is that they are much more expensive per GB than the 7200 RPM drives.

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    Thanks that's good to know you can use them.

    Western Digital Raptor 10,000 RPM SATA drive is $180 for 74 GB drive and Western Digital 7200 RPM 250 GB SATA drive is $170 @ http://www.monarchcomputer.com The difference in performance is sure noticeable on my PC, surprised with all the Video Editing and such being done on the G5's that customers are not demanding more hard drive speed...

    Thanks,

    Joe


    Quote Originally Posted by jhelm007
    The raptors will work in a G5, the only reason they aren't standard is that they are much more expensive per GB than the 7200 RPM drives.

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