SATA in Quicksilver?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by codycartoon, Apr 28, 2004.

  1. codycartoon macrumors regular

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    I have been checking my options on adding more storage to my Quicksilver. I have two hard drives already in it, and to add more I would need a new card.

    Would it be possible to add SATA storage to my quicksilver? SATA is the storage used for the new G5's. How much faster is it? If so, would it be faster to use the SATA drive as my system drive and use my old ones for holding DV files and backup, or the other way around?

    My budget is around $200 and I would like as much space as possible.

    The Card: http://eshop.macsales.com/Catalog_Item.cfm?ID=6164&Item=FTKFTST1S2

    The HD's: http://eshop.macsales.com/Catalog_Page.cfm?Parent=950&Title=Serial_ATA&Template=1

    And which hard drive brand is the best?

    thanks,

    -cody
     
  2. plizard macrumors newbie

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    Apr 10, 2004
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    SATA is seriously faster than the drive your quicksilver came with originally. I believe that the difference would be noticeable. My concern about a SATA on a quicksilver is the heat. I think Ive read that these run hotter, and my own quicksilver already runs a bit warm. I have the same model you do. Lately what i have been focusing on is trying to get my quicksilver windtunnel to quiet down a bit. Following suggestions on xlr8yourmac.com. Tell me how it goes if you do go for it, I gotta get my Quicksilver to pull me through at least another 2 years, so I already got a radeon 9800 pro for it, and I am upgrading my processor next month. Was considering getting speedier RAM, and a SATA HD as well. Are you planning on getting a 10k SATA or a 7.2K SATA?
     

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