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Old Jan 18, 2013, 09:03 AM   #1
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Powermac G5 extra HHD install

I have been thinking that 2 hard disks aren't enough in a decent desktop.

I currently have a 240GB SSD and. 1TB drive for non essential data and Time Machine duty on the system drive.

I would like to mount 1 or 2 more drives and was thinking of bolting them to the top of the PCI slot area. Maybe by modifying a drive bracket and then using a PCIe SATA card to connect them.

I have never seen anyone mount like that, I hate the idea of mounting over the RAM area and running the cables to it there.

Anyone done anything like that??
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 09:06 AM   #2
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I have been thinking that 2 hard disks aren't enough in a decent desktop.

I currently have a 240GB SSD and. 1TB drive for non essential data and Time Machine duty on the system drive.

I would like to mount 1 or 2 more drives and was thinking of bolting them to the top of the PCI slot area. Maybe by modifying a drive bracket and then using a PCIe SATA card to connect them.

I have never seen anyone mount like that, I hate the idea of mounting over the RAM area and running the cables to it there.

Anyone done anything like that??
Why not just get an external drive?
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 09:07 AM   #3
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Because there is loads of space inside and I hate running extra cables around my apartment when it could be inside.
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 09:34 AM   #4
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You could just get a 2.5" drive, which would be bus powered by USB or however you attach it.

I wouldn't try what you mention unless you can add some kind of vibration dampening material to the mounting scheme, maybe a bit of foam cushion?
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