View Full Version : Possible hard drive upgrade
Sep 23, 2012, 12:35 AM
Can anyone verify if a Seagate Momentus XT Hybrid drive can be made to work in a G5 quad?
I'm slightly concerned about the SATA 1,2,3, issues, and I'm hoping the drive can cope with the G5's older SATA bus.
Sep 23, 2012, 12:39 PM
It'll work. Just try to get the SATA II version. Most SATA III drives that don't have a SATA II mode don't like to work with G5's. If the drive is SATA II and has a SATA I mode, use it for maximum compatibility.
Sep 24, 2012, 07:34 AM
I'm currently running a Corsair Force 3 SATAIII SSD in my G5 Xserve and there's not an issue, but perhaps that's my own dumb luck. I've also got a 1.5TB SATAII drive in there again with no problems. I haven't tried a momentus XT because mine is the boot drive in my MacBook and I haven't been bothered to plug it into my Xserve. I can only say I've not had any hard drive problems at all with my G5.
Sep 24, 2012, 07:56 AM
I had one in mine for about a day (now in the MBP)...It was fine along with the Vertex 2, Agility 3, SATA 3 WD Black, and now the SATA 3 Barracuda's