Internal HD for rev A G5

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by xelterran, Jul 27, 2006.

  1. xelterran macrumors 6502

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    I'm looking for a secondary internal hard drive for my Dual G5. Preferably it would be 250 - 500gb (or more). I want something that will be reliable and fast. Price range $150 - $400.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. risc macrumors 68030

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    http://www.storagereview.com/ has good reviews of current hard drives. Personally when I buy HDDs I always buy Western Digital I've had no problems with them over the years, but you'll get different recommendations from different people. Seagate seem to make nice drives too, quieter than you'll get from WD. I also like the Maxtor Maxline III range.
     
  3. xelterran thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks risc, the WD drives seem to be exactly what im looking for.
     
  4. dex22 macrumors regular

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    If you have a Rev A PowerMac, you can add that second drive. There's not much in it between the different manufacturers these days, so my preference is that if you're maintaining the existing drive, it's better to have your second drive be by the same manufacturer.

    Obviously, this isn't actually true. In the PATA days, it could make a difference, but each SATA channel is separate so it makes no difference - it's just a silly tradition, I guess. :)

    If you have an iMac G5, then you'll be replacing your primary drive. You can't add a second drive. You'll want to borrow an external drive enclosure so you can copy your drive contents across to your new drive.
     

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