Adding drives to Mirrored Dual Gig

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by uae, Sep 2, 2003.

  1. uae macrumors member

    Aug 8, 2002
    Los Angeles, CA
    I'm thinking of adding drives to my dual gig g4 (mirrored)

    The manual says the rear drive bay will use ata100 and the front drive bay will use ata66.

    Can I use any type of drive in those slots (even if they are ata133)? Will it just go at the slower ata speed?

    Are the cables for the additional bays included? Do I need to buy them?
  2. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604


    Sep 8, 2002
    The Netherlands
    You can use any type of IDE drives.
    The cables are there, no need to buy them.

    I have a Dual 1.25 MDD (FW 800), so I assume it's the same. I put a 60 GB internal 7200 rpm on the ATA-66 bus. Mind you, the ATA cable was so neatly hidden, I had to find it first :D
  3. LimeLite macrumors 6502a


    Mar 20, 2003
    Los Angeles, Ca
    Yeah, you can use any drive, but try to avoid spending more money on a drive with a faster bus, because (obviously) it'll only go as fast as the slowest bus.
  4. Doctor Q Administrator

    Doctor Q

    Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Power down, open the case, and you'll see where the drives fit and the cables that are there.

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