hard drives for G5

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  1. masterjedi73 macrumors 6502

    masterjedi73

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    Will Western Digital Hard Drives work for the Powermac G5s? The requirement say:

    IDE - ATA/EIDE/ATAPI 40 pin Header


    System Requirements: This drive is compatible with all PCs and Macs that have the appropriate speed ATA interface available.


    Thanks for your help
     
  2. Flynnstone macrumors 65816

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    You need a Serial ATA (SATA) drive for a G5. What you have described is a parallel ATA (PATA, IDE...) drive. The G5 only accepts a SATA drive.
     
  3. Mblazened macrumors regular

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  4. Vinny macrumors newbie

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  5. Mblazened macrumors regular

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    cool drive
    it will work
    use disk utility to format it if necessary
     

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