HD install G4 QS 733

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by enigma2118, Jan 7, 2006.

  1. enigma2118 macrumors regular

    Jan 7, 2006
    Hey all,

    I have a G4 quicksilver 733. I already added another ATA hard drive. Now I need more. I was looking at specs online, but I can't quite make it clear. Can I add a SCSI (knowing I need to add a PCI card)?

    What I am wondering is does this computer allow 2 ATA drives and a SCSI? Or only 1 ATA in combination with the SCSI?

    Thanks for the help all.
  2. TMA macrumors 6502a


    Jan 6, 2003
    It would probably be simpler and cheaper to go for external firewire drives. They will be quite fast and a lot more flexible.
  3. enigma2118 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 7, 2006
    external, hummm

    The firewire on my mac is 400, will this be annoying or is 400 rather speedy? The USB is USB1 so I don't wanna go that way.

    I have checked out external firewire400 drives. There are some rather inexpensive ones, but are they unreliable? Like maxtor, acomdata, and lacie.

    Thanks again everyone.
  4. NYmacAttack macrumors 6502


    Dec 8, 2005
    Firewire 400 is better than USB2. An external FW400 drive would work great.
  5. amemoryoncelost macrumors 6502

    Jun 14, 2004
    I've been using a 500gb external lacie drive with me dual 800 quicksilver machine, no problems...

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