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edesignuk
Oct 21, 2004, 06:39 AM
Well, I was thinking about (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=93956) getting an external 250GB drive, but now I've just seen this IBM/Hitachi 400GB SATA drive (http://www.anandtech.com/storage/showdoc.aspx?i=2116), and am thinking maybe this is a better route.

Is there any reason an iMac G5 wouldn't be able to use (or "see") a 400GB drive? I wanna put the 400GB in to replace the stock 160GB, and put the 160GB in an external enclosure.

robbieduncan
Oct 21, 2004, 06:49 AM
No reason at all. It should work just fine.

edesignuk
Oct 21, 2004, 06:55 AM
No reason at all. It should work just fine.
I couldn't see any reason why it wouldn't, just wanted to hear it from someone else :)

konkon
Oct 21, 2004, 07:03 PM
I was just finishing installing Maxtor DiamondMax 10 300Gb drive in my iMac and it works perfectly.
If the drive is not mac formatted when installed you have to format it with the disk utility and then restart before you can install the system.

Sharewaredemon
Oct 21, 2004, 07:19 PM
I guess the new iMac IS more expandable than the previous versions, can you imagine doing this on the desk lamp iMac,

hey edesing, you thinking that the 160 hard drive had anything to do with you problems in iTunes??

it's b0rkeD!
:)

ChrisFromCanada
Oct 21, 2004, 07:53 PM
I know I would personally prefer 160 Gigs internal for all system files games and programs and 400 External for all movies and pictures.

Sharewaredemon
Oct 21, 2004, 07:58 PM
Chris, in your sig, it says sony pc150,
do you mean pd150?
because i did a quick google and didn't find the pc150, but i am familiar with the pd150

edesignuk
Oct 22, 2004, 03:03 AM
hey edesing, you thinking that the 160 hard drive had anything to do with you problems in iTunes??

it's b0rkeD!
:)
Na, the b0rked iTunes was an OS X thing, since the archive install everything is fine :)

It was a mess though! :eek:

http://upload.yo-momma.net/uploads/macros/borkeditunes.jpg

Having 400GB in an all-in-one like an iMac just sounds cool to me, but we'll see, I don't need it just yet anyway.

J.Allen
Oct 22, 2004, 03:30 AM
I know I would personally prefer 160 Gigs internal for all system files games and programs and 400 External for all movies and pictures.
Why not have 2 or 3 or 5 internal drives to save on desk space:eek:

:( oh that's right, the imac only has room for one internal HDD:p.