Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1

    Member Since
    Jan 04, 2012
    What's the difference between a Caviar and Caviar Blue HD
    Hello again People.

    I noticed when looking for a new Hard Drive for my G4 MDD that the new HD can only go up to 250gb IDE with a 7200 rpm and 8mb Buffer.

    so when I was looking for a suitable second hand refurbished Hard Drive to buy I noticed that the Western Digital HD drive I want to get comes as Caviar Blue model?

    Can any one tell me what the difference is compared to just a normal Caviar Hard Drive? The specs seem the same when I compare the two types of HD.

    Would a Caviar Blue work okay in my G4 MDD?

    Any ideas.

  2. #2

    harryb2448's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac, i7 4GHz, 32GB memory, 1TB PCI-e storgae StOS X.13.3
    The bottom five drives are PATA, formerly known as IDE, which your MDD uses. Just make sure you order a PATA and not SATA model.

    WD Caviar Blue
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

  3. #3

    dtravis7's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 04, 2005
    Modesto, Ca.
    iMac 2010 27" QuadI7 OS10.13 iMac 2008 OSX10.11, MBP Late2011OS10.13 , iPad Pro 10.5", iPhone 5s,
    At one time WD drives used to be called plain Caviar then they put out different grades. The Caviar Green is the lowest priced, the Blue in the middle and the Black top end.

    The BLue is a fine hard drive. Like Harry said, just be sure it's a PATA drive and NOT SATA.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Please sound off on WD Caviar drives for external backup
    By Silverado in forum Other Hardware and Peripherals
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03-22-2011, 12:24 AM
  2. Need help with WD Caviar Green HDD installation
    By umang7888 in forum Other Hardware and Peripherals
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-01-2010, 08:55 AM
  3. WD Caviar Green HD Crash
    By Fxguy in forum Other Hardware and Peripherals
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 06-01-2010, 05:50 PM
  4. So what exactly is the difference?..
    By oddtimer in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 10-20-2009, 11:42 PM
  5. What's the difference?
    By hojkoff_101 in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 04-26-2006, 07:28 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts