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Feste
Sep 17, 2005, 09:47 PM
I need to replace an internal hard drive in my Power Mac G4. Here are the specifics:

Machine Model: Power Mac G4
CPU Type: PowerPC G4 (3.3)
Number Of CPUs: 1
CPU Speed: 1 GHz
L2 Cache (per CPU): 256 KB
L3 Cache (per CPU): 1 MB
Memory: 768 MB
Bus Speed: 133 MHz
Boot ROM Version: 4.5.7f1


I basically have tree questions:

1) What internal hard drive would you recommend? (Brand, model, etc)

2) How difficult is it to remove and install an hard drive on this model? Is it as easy installing RAM/SIMMS ?

3) What should I be aware of or watch out for if I install a new hard drive myself?

Any input would be welocme?? :confused:

Xephian
Sep 18, 2005, 11:26 AM
I would go for Western Digital's 7200 RPM hds. It looks really easy to install them on Power Mac G5s(I had one for ~1 week). It was really easy to install them on my PC, all you need to plug into the HD is the SATA cable and power. I've had my WD 200GB HD for ~2 years now.

CanadaRAM
Sep 18, 2005, 11:29 AM
Please don't double post

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=149960

Feste
Sep 18, 2005, 07:36 PM
Please don't double post

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=149960
Sorry about that... I wasn't sure how to move this and the other forum seemed to make more sense for this question. My appologies!