New Hardrive advice

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Feste, Sep 17, 2005.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I need to replace an internal hard drive in my Power Mac G4. Here are the specifics:

    Machine Model: Power Mac G4
    CPU Type: PowerPC G4 (3.3)
    Number Of CPUs: 1
    CPU Speed: 1 GHz
    L2 Cache (per CPU): 256 KB
    L3 Cache (per CPU): 1 MB
    Memory: 768 MB
    Bus Speed: 133 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: 4.5.7f1


    I basically have tree questions:

    1) What internal hard drive would you recommend? (Brand, model, etc)

    2) How difficult is it to remove and install an hard drive on this model? Is it as easy installing RAM/SIMMS ?

    3) What should I be aware of or watch out for if I install a new hard drive myself?

    Any input would be welocme?? :confused:
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Xephian

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    I would go for Western Digital's 7200 RPM hds. It looks really easy to install them on Power Mac G5s(I had one for ~1 week). It was really easy to install them on my PC, all you need to plug into the HD is the SATA cable and power. I've had my WD 200GB HD for ~2 years now.
     
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    CanadaRAM

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  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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