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mashinhead
Nov 5, 2005, 04:51 PM
I want to buy another hard drive for use witht he powermac. I was looking at faster drives (10000 or 15000 rpm) and i want to know what hard drives are compatible with that. SCSI, will that work? What should i look for?

Mord
Nov 5, 2005, 05:46 PM
unless you buy a SCSI card you have to get a sata hard drive, western digital make 10k raptor HD's i'd pick up one or two of them.

Daveway
Nov 5, 2005, 05:49 PM
I think those would have to be external SCSIs if you wanted that.

I vote on the SATA Raptors. I would start with one, no telling if the G5 can handle the heat from 2 Raptors.

Mord
Nov 5, 2005, 05:57 PM
the g5 will cool any area as needed.

Daveway
Nov 5, 2005, 06:02 PM
the g5 will cool any area as needed.
I meant within the lines of normal "noise".;)

Mord
Nov 5, 2005, 06:07 PM
the drive consumes 8.4W, it's hardly a hot drive.

iEdd
Nov 5, 2005, 06:26 PM
the drive consumes 8.4W, it's hardly a hot drive.
It's one of those low-power heaters ;) Also functions as a small hard drive :D