Powermac G5 extra HHD install

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by prvt.donut, Jan 18, 2013.

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    prvt.donut

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    I have been thinking that 2 hard disks aren't enough in a decent desktop.

    I currently have a 240GB SSD and. 1TB drive for non essential data and Time Machine duty on the system drive.

    I would like to mount 1 or 2 more drives and was thinking of bolting them to the top of the PCI slot area. Maybe by modifying a drive bracket and then using a PCIe SATA card to connect them.

    I have never seen anyone mount like that, I hate the idea of mounting over the RAM area and running the cables to it there.

    Anyone done anything like that??
     
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    ybz90

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    Why not just get an external drive?
     
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    prvt.donut

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    Because there is loads of space inside and I hate running extra cables around my apartment when it could be inside.
     
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    ybz90

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    You could just get a 2.5" drive, which would be bus powered by USB or however you attach it.

    I wouldn't try what you mention unless you can add some kind of vibration dampening material to the mounting scheme, maybe a bit of foam cushion?
     

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