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iLoveiMacs
Dec 13, 2010, 12:15 AM
I have a dual-core 2.3 GHz Power Mac G5 with one 7200RPM 250GB Hard Drive installed in it. I was thinking of getting two 1TB Hard Drives. What specifications would they have to meet to be put into the G5? Would you recommend any particular brand? Thanks in advance!



Nameci
Dec 13, 2010, 12:51 AM
Western Digital... imho.

MacHamster68
Dec 13, 2010, 01:09 AM
good choice WD and S-ATA

Hrududu
Dec 13, 2010, 01:35 AM
Western Digital does make some pretty solid drives. Get a pair of Caviar Black drives off Newegg and you won't be disappointed. Just don't get the green drives. They are terribly slow, and aren't good for much aside from dumping large files. I would never use one as a boot drive.

datamonger128
Dec 13, 2010, 11:24 AM
I've got a Caviar Green 500GB in my Windows box as a boot drive. No problems with speed here. But then again, it is Windows.

raysfan81
Dec 13, 2010, 08:38 PM
What about a smaller boot drive (SSD maybe?) and a 1.5 or 2 TB WD Green drive. They are great for file storage if thats what you are going to be using them for but I would probably go for something a bit faster for a boot drive.

or maybe one of these:
http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Momentus-7200RPM-Hybrid-ST95005620AS-Bare/dp/B003NSBF32/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1292294280&sr=8-1

:)

OrangeSVTguy
Dec 14, 2010, 06:24 AM
If you don't need a lot of storage, you can always get a pair of 500gb or 1TB drive and setup them up in a software RAID0. The G5 used SATA I drives but any SATA drives will work.

Just remember if you go with a RAID array, just be sure to have a backup.

1TB drives are $50 at microcenter.

stuntmaster
Dec 16, 2010, 06:13 AM
Western Digital does make some pretty solid drives. Get a pair of Caviar Black drives off Newegg and you won't be disappointed. Just don't get the green drives. They are terribly slow, and aren't good for much aside from dumping large files. I would never use one as a boot drive.

Agreed, they're all advanced format drives too, and need a stupid utility to optimize them. If you can't get the black, blue isn't bad, obv not as fast but no silly adv format.