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    Which Internal Drive Should I buy/Do You Suggest

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    Which Internal Drive Should I buy/Do You Suggest
    I am looking to get some more space (1.5T) on my G5 Tower. A friend has had great success for his mac pro and suggested the Seagate Barracuda, but I just got on New Egg and read a brutal review. Anyone have anything to add/suggest? Here are my specs:

    Power Mac G5
    Machine Model: PowerMac7,3
    CPU Type: PowerPC G5 (3.0)
    Number Of CPUs: 2
    CPU Speed: 2 GHz
    L2 Cache (per CPU): 512 KB
    Memory: 4 GB
    Bus Speed: 1 GHz
    Boot ROM Version: 5.2.4f1
    Serial Number:

    I bought from Best Buy the Seagate Barracuda 3.5" Internal Drive-SATA-1.5 TB-32 MB Cache-5900RPM but am just leery of installing it after the horror review.


    Help!!

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    Which Internal Drive Should I buy/Do You Suggest
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    You're asking opinions, of which there are plenty. My preference is for Hitachi, then Seagate, but someone else is sure to hold a different view, so why not trawl your way through Hard Drives - CNET Reviews.

    Another review you might care to read Seagate barracuda 7200.11 drives failing - The Inquirer. From that, you may want to use that seagate drive you've bought externally via a SATA-USB2 adaptor Newer Technology Universal Drive Adapter -... (U2NV2SPATA) at OWC.
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    Which Internal Drive Should I buy/Do You Suggest

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    Seagate 7200
    I did read a couple bad ones on the Seagate 7200, but the one I bought from Best Buy (and have yet to install) is the 5900. Does that make a difference?

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    Which Internal Drive Should I buy/Do You Suggest
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    I run 3 500 gig 'cudas in enclosures( they were in my old gammer box raid setup) for TM . CCC & Movies archive and They are great drives as far as I am concerned.

    Hope this helps
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    Which Internal Drive Should I buy/Do You Suggest
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    Quote Originally Posted by maccccman View Post
    the one I bought from Best Buy (and have yet to install) is the 5900. Does that make a difference?
    Could well do (I missed that 5900 bit). Customer Reviews Of Seagate Barracuda LP ST31000520AS 1TB 5900 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive -Bare Drive
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