G4/G5 Hard Drives Compatibility

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  1. bryanall macrumors newbie

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    I have a 'Mirror Door' G4 Power Mac, with a faulty power supply. I have just purchased a G5 Power Mac with a 60GB Hard Drive. Can I install the HD from the G4 into the G5 , so giving me 2 x Hard Drives? bryanall
     
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  3. bryanall thread starter macrumors newbie

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    G4/G5 HD's

    Hi Blue Revolution, Many thanks for the quick response. Looks like I'll have to spend some money. With thanks and regards, bryanall
     
  4. 666sheep macrumors 68040

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    To be exact, you can. But you need to connect it instead of superdrive or like this
     
  5. bryanall thread starter macrumors newbie

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    G4/G5 hard Drives

    Hi 666sheep,
    Many thanks for the info' and link. Looks a bit complicated so I'll check prices of SATA Drives first. After reading a few feedbacks it appears a 250GB second HD is about the optimum size. Regards, bryanall
     
  6. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Considering that you can get a 1+ TB hard drive for $100, I wouldn't even bother with the G4 drive.
     
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    Yeah, described methods are for desperates and/or people who don't have external HDD enclosure and want to transfer their data from old IDE drive to G5 ;)
     
  8. bryanall thread starter macrumors newbie

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    G4/G5 Drives

    Hi Blue Revolution,
    $100 for for a 1 + Terabyte Drive sounds good. Is that an internal drive? Any particular brand? Only ones I could find on Ebay were external. There was a La Cie External but more expensive. Regards, bryanall
     
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    Personally, I would not purchase a HDD from eBay.

    Plenty of places like TigerDirect or NewEgg where you can get a new 1TB HDD for a reasonable price.
     
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    Agreed.
     

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