Best HDD for PM G5

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Wreckie, May 3, 2012.

  1. Wreckie macrumors regular

    May 9, 2011
    My current HDD in PM G5 is very noisy, I guess it is because it's age, 7 years old now. I think I will replace it soon, but question is, with what? No big storage is needed as there aren't any media files stored in this computer, mostly some pictures and text files. Or should I go with SSD for fast performance and completely quietness?
  2. jbarley macrumors 68040


    Jul 1, 2006
    Vancouver Island
  3. Wreckie thread starter macrumors regular

    May 9, 2011
    Any suggestions? Looking for max 60GB size and better lower price.
  4. tjsdaname macrumors 6502

    Jun 18, 2009
    cedar rapids IA
    I would also like some suggestions for small ssd's for a G5
  5. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

    Jethryn Freyman

    Aug 9, 2007
    IF all you want is 60GB max, go for an Electra 3G SSD from Other World Computing. Myself I'm looking at one of their SSDs for a boot drive for my G5, only 120-240GB.
  6. Wreckie thread starter macrumors regular

    May 9, 2011
    It just pops in and doesn't need any connection conversions?
  7. Nameci macrumors 68000


    Oct 29, 2010
    The Philippines...
    On a G5, my suggestion is look for a SATA II. SATA III's are a hit and miss.

    And yes it just pops in and no connection conversion.
  8. Wreckie thread starter macrumors regular

    May 9, 2011
    I got good offer for OWC Mercury Extreme Pro SSD 40GB, which is SATA revision 2.0. Sure it is compatible without any mods? Just want reassurance..
  9. Wreckie thread starter macrumors regular

    May 9, 2011
    Swapped 7 year old HDD with OWC SSD, difference is big! In terms of speed I see quite big leap and the most frustrating crunching sound is gone!
    SSD is worth it.
  10. SmurfBoxMasta macrumors 65816


    Nov 24, 2005
    I'm only really here at night.
    Thats like swappin out your model T for a shelby cobra......zoom zoom zippity doo dah :D

    been there, done this with an aging (circa 2005) HP tower, worked like a charm !
  11. appleaddiction macrumors newbie

    Oct 3, 2010
    Minneapolis, MN
    I see you already purchased a drive, but I'm a big fan on Seagate's Momentus Hybrid drive. 7200RPM with 4GB SSD onboard. It's a beautiful combination of speed and capacity. "80 percent faster performance than traditional 7200-RPM drives in PCMark Vantage benchmark scores"

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