Can I use this to my PM G5 2.7 -- Seagate Barracuda 500 GB

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by pbagaindoc, Nov 25, 2005.

  1. pbagaindoc macrumors member

    Jun 8, 2005
    Is anyone own a Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 SATA 2 500 GB 7200 rpm 16 MB cache 3 GB/sec? thanks in Advance!
  2. grapes911 Moderator emeritus


    Jul 28, 2003
    Citizens Bank Park
    Being that you didn't even write a complete sentence, I'm guessing you want to know if that drive will work in your PM G5. I see no reason why it shouldn't, so I'm going to say yes.
  3. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    Actually it will work at 1.5 Gigabits/sec ...

    But it really doesn't matter, since SATA 2 would only eat that 16MB cache in half the time and slow right back down to the mechanical limit of the drive -- which is below the SATA bus limit.
  4. RGunner macrumors 6502a


    Jul 3, 2002
    Midnight Sun
    careful here...

    per XLR8 drive database:

    "reportedly the current Barracuda 7200.9 drives have SSC (Spread spectrum clocking) enabled and are not compatible with onboard G5 SATA and also some SATA PCI cards are not compatible with SSC enabled drives.)"

    My understanding (not tested yet) is that the current 7200.9's do NOT work in G5's.
  5. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 17, 2002
    Bay of Fundy
    really? that's unfortunate, I thought all SATA drives would work, though I guess that statement is still true given that this is SATAII :rolleyes:

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