Powermac G5: Hard Drive question

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  1. Wilson macrumors regular

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    I have a Powermac Dual 2.0 Rev. A and I want to buy another hard drive. Are there things I should look for before I go out and buy myself a hard drive that won't work. I know one thing for sure is that it is a Serial-ATA(SATA) that I need. Is there anything else I need to know? Are there any limits in hard drive size I need to watch out for? The one that came stock was 160GB...I'm looking to get a second hard drive that's 200GB+.

    Any recommendations? A certain brand I should get? The last thing I want to do is buy a hard drive, open the package, install it and find out that it doesn't work. I'll be wasting time and money.

    I'm running Panther 10.3.9....don't know if that makes a difference.

    Any help on this will be much appreciated.
     
  2. rickvanr macrumors 68040

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    Just get a SATA drive. SATA2 is out now, but I don't know if they are backwards compatible, just get a SATA drive to be safe. I've been happy with Western Digital drives I've bought, but I recently added an additional 250GB drive to my G5 and went with a Maxtor in part to the price and the 16MB cache it had and it's performed well.
     
  3. CTSxViper macrumors regular

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    Any brand is okay. WD or Seagate I prefer. Get a 250 gig if you can. It will be worth it, and give you lots of space. Also, you can always add a couple of external Lacie Drives, firewire or USB 2.0. They are nice also, and only require to plug them into your ports and setup thru OSX. That's it.. :)
     
  4. Bear macrumors G3

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    Get Seagate or Hitachi. And any SATA drive will work (including SATA2).
     
  5. Wilson thread starter macrumors regular

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