PowerMac G5 Internal HDD?

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  1. illegalprelude macrumors 68000

    illegalprelude

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    Hey there crew, I had a quick question for you guys.

    I need to get another hdd for my PowerMac G5. I know they take Sata HDD's and so i was looking on new egg and when I choose to search, it gives me a few things:

    SerialATA150
    SATA 3.0GB/S
    Serial Attatched SCSI (SAS)

    ....errr...not sure witch one is the right one :)
     
  2. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    Sata. It's S-ATA or Serial ATA. So that's the one you're looking for. Any ATA or IDE named drive is what you want. 7200RPM and I'd probably go for 200gb or higher. That sort of drive would be around $120-150

    SCSI is definitely not what you want. Unless you have a SCSI card (which I'm pretty sure the G5's don't have stock).
     
  3. illegalprelude thread starter macrumors 68000

    illegalprelude

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    I know what you mean bro but when I do a search, u can put in a field of what type of HDD you want and so if we take SCSI out of the picture, it gives me the options of
    SerialATA150
    SATA 3.0GB/S

    Do I wanna go with SerialATA150 or SATA 3.0GB/S. Cause I thought it was just Serial ATA. Dont know what the 150 or the 3GB/Second is. Not sure if those are totally diff. or the same thing
     
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    I would imagine the only difference between the SerialATA150 and 3.0gb/s drive would be price. They will both work. The 3.0gb/s would be a faster drive.
     
  6. illegalprelude thread starter macrumors 68000

    illegalprelude

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    ahh Okiedokie.
    Thanks for the response.

    iGary, thanks for the link too, im checking them out right now
     
  7. ChrisFromCanada macrumors 65816

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    I recently bought a Hard Drive from NewEgg for my powermac G5. You need the SerialATA150 not SATA 3.0GB/S.
     
  8. illegalprelude thread starter macrumors 68000

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    ahhh very savvy bro. ty ty :)
     

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