Extra hard drive in a g5 powermac?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by SkudShark, Aug 5, 2004.

  1. SkudShark macrumors member

    SkudShark

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    Hey can you add any type of HDD in the new Dual 1.8 G5's?
    Looking at possibly a Western Digital SATA Raptor 10k RPM drive to store games and music on, any idea if power connectors and stuff will work ok? Haven't gotten my G5 yet (comes in next thursday!)
     
  2. broken_keyboard macrumors 65816

    broken_keyboard

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    I installed a second HD in my G5 about a month ago. It's really easy, you don't need to buy any cables or screws with the drive. There are two cables that pull out on the bottom bay of the G5 and four mounting screws to the left. It is only a 10 min job. I installed a 160G Samsung to go with my existing 160G Seagate and made a striped RAID.
     
  3. nfocus design macrumors regular

    nfocus design

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    I got a Raptor drive tongiht. I plan to put in my 2.5 when I get it. Here is some more info on it. http://www.barefeats.com/hard39.html
     

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