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4now
Aug 15, 2008, 10:53 AM
Is this hard drive going to work as an extra drive in a:
Power Mac G5
Power PC G5 (2.2)
existing ram 2x512MB PC3200U-30330


Western Digital Caviar (WD5000AAKS) 500GB SATAII 7200RPM 16MB Buffer (OEM)



eftrix
Aug 15, 2008, 11:00 AM
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uasully all hard drives will work on even an old computer, if you are buying it new it will probably come with the drivers disk for mac and windows, so I would say it will work

froggytreafrogg
Aug 15, 2008, 06:22 PM
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uasully all hard drives will work on even an old computer, if you are buying it new it will probably come with the drivers disk for mac and windows, so I would say it will work

i operate an old imac with a hard drive from an old pc. i formatted it using a ata to usb adapter in disk utility (all macs have it). id say it work too.

ThirteenXIII
Aug 15, 2008, 08:34 PM
Yep, i used a 500AAKS and some other new drives with my PowerMac G5 1.8 first generation and it worked flawlessly.

It just reduces its speed from the 3Gbps to the 1.5Gbps due to the SATAI speeds present on the G5's


i even have a few IDE drives in there connected via the IDE cable (took out the optical bay)

Firefly2002
Aug 15, 2008, 08:40 PM
Any SATA drive will work in any SATA capable machine, just like any ATA drive will work in any ATA capable machine.

Macs are no exception.

No drivers needed.