Thread: Extra Internal Hardrive for G5
10-04-2004, 10:34 AM #1Paul71GuestExtra Internal Hardrive for G5
Im looking to install a second internal hardrive into my G5 1.6GHz but im not too sure wot is the best to use? I've been told i can use any SERIAL ATA hard drive. Is this true?? Any info and recommendations of which ATA is best would be most appreciated!!! Cheers :confused:
10-04-2004, 11:17 AM #2macgadgetGuest
Get a Western Digital Raptor 74GB....10,000RPM, 8MB cache of goodness!
It's the fastest desktop drive you can buy. It screems on my system.!!
If you don't have a SATA controller, I'm not sure if your model of G5 does, get the Sonnet Tempo....the best card for a mac!
I hope that helps!
10-04-2004, 11:50 AM #3
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All G5s, including the new iMac, have Serial ATA Harddisks. The Raptor is pretty fast, but also quite expensive, compared to it's capacity...
A 7200rpm drive will do fine, and you'll get more than the double of the Raptor's capacity, for the same price.
10-05-2004, 08:40 AM #4Paul71Guest
Thanks guys that gives me more confidence now for shoppin!!!!
10-10-2004, 11:23 PM #5
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I personally like Maxtor drives, but that's just me....
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