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giannii
Nov 16, 2008, 02:46 PM
I wanted to upgrade the hardrives and change out the DVD drive for a bluray reader... Will these work? And if not what would?

Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31500341AS 1.5TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive (bare drive) - OEM
Item #: N82E16822148337
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148337

LG Black LG Blu-ray/HD DVD-ROM & 16X DVD±R DVD Burner SATA Model GGC-H20LK - OEM
Item #: N82E16827136154
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136154



OrangeSVTguy
Nov 16, 2008, 02:53 PM
I wanted to upgrade the hardrives and change out the DVD drive for a bluray reader... Will these work? And if not what would?

Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31500341AS 1.5TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive (bare drive) - OEM
Item #: N82E16822148337
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148337

LG Black LG Blu-ray/HD DVD-ROM & 16X DVD±R DVD Burner SATA Model GGC-H20LK - OEM
Item #: N82E16827136154
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136154

The HDDs will work fine but I don't think the Blu-Ray drive will work as there is no support for BR on the Macs. The DVD-RW part should work without any problems though. Also that is a SATA optical drive while the G5's/MP's uses the IDE interface so it won't work. It is possible to install a SATA optical drive in a Mac Pro but I don't know about the G5's.

Earl Urly
Nov 17, 2008, 12:47 PM
It is possible to install a SATA optical drive in a Mac Pro but I don't know about the G5's.

Maybe with a PCI SATA card..