12-24-2003, 11:23 PM
first of all, merry christmas to everyone! i hope everyone has a great holiday
now on to my question...i'm looking to put a second hard drive in my mirrored drive door power mac g4. i know that it can hold up to 4 hard drives, but i can't seem to find anywhere a recommendation on what exactly i should get. from what i understand, it has an ATA100 and an ATA66 bus, but would performance be better if i put the second drive on the ATA100 bus along with the original drive, or if i put it on the ATA66 bus. i know that the ATA100 bus is obviously goin to be faster, but would the system be bogged down if it had 2 drives on that 1 bus?
another option i heard about would be to get a pci ATA133 card and put a drive on that, but i haven't even looked at what prices would be for somethin like that. or would it even be better to get a FW800 card and get an external drive? sorry for all the questions, and on christmas, too
i'd really appreciate anyone's input; i realize now that i haven't done much research...i guess that'll go on my to do list. thanks in advance for your help, and thanks for even reading this mother-of-a-post. and again, i hope everyone has a great holiday!!