(N00b ?) Possible to put 1TB Drive in G5?

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    iLoveiMacs

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    I have a dual-core 2.3 GHz Power Mac G5 with one 7200RPM 250GB Hard Drive installed in it. I was thinking of getting two 1TB Hard Drives. What specifications would they have to meet to be put into the G5? Would you recommend any particular brand? Thanks in advance!
     
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    Nameci

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    Western Digital... imho.
     
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    MacHamster68

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    good choice WD and S-ATA
     
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    Hrududu

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    Western Digital does make some pretty solid drives. Get a pair of Caviar Black drives off Newegg and you won't be disappointed. Just don't get the green drives. They are terribly slow, and aren't good for much aside from dumping large files. I would never use one as a boot drive.
     
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    datamonger128

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    I've got a Caviar Green 500GB in my Windows box as a boot drive. No problems with speed here. But then again, it is Windows.
     
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    OrangeSVTguy

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    If you don't need a lot of storage, you can always get a pair of 500gb or 1TB drive and setup them up in a software RAID0. The G5 used SATA I drives but any SATA drives will work.

    Just remember if you go with a RAID array, just be sure to have a backup.

    1TB drives are $50 at microcenter.
     
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    Agreed, they're all advanced format drives too, and need a stupid utility to optimize them. If you can't get the black, blue isn't bad, obv not as fast but no silly adv format.
     

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