G4 Quicksilver 800Mhz Good Deal ?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by liketom, Apr 10, 2008.

  1. liketom macrumors 601

    liketom

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    i have been offered a G4 Quicksilver 800Mhz for £70

    has an issue of sleep - once it sleeps it does not wake , only a restart will get back in again.

    standard stuff - 40gb/256mb/cd-rw/ 10.3 Panther

    if i take it, i want to add lot's of HDD's to it - 2 x internal (2 x 500GB WD ATA133 7200rpm 16MB Hard Drives) to take it to a 1 TB for my iTunes collection + USB HDD's hanging of the back

    so will it do 1TB ? can i add more HDD's to it ? say 4 ?

    I plan on adding a Wi-Fi Router to the ethernet port to pump out over my network

    any thoughts ? is this a bargain or a lemon
     
  2. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    go for it aye. im not sure if there is a max on the HD space, but you can get around that.
     
  3. liketom thread starter macrumors 601

    liketom

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    LOL thanks - i will go for it, i think there is a card i can add to it to add more HDD's but not sure what it's called
     
  4. Sedulous macrumors 68000

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    The ATA controller won't do over 120GB. You'd need to add a fancier one.
     
  5. liketom thread starter macrumors 601

    liketom

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    yep just been looking on internet - but is it a PCI ATA Controller card i'mlooking for ?



    i've just bought it BTW :cool:

    EDIT: this is the card i will need

    http://macupgrades.co.uk/store/product_info.php?products_id=112
    [​IMG]

    Now can i add more then 1 of these cards ? mmmmm
     
  6. SmurfBoxMasta macrumors 65816

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    Yes thats what you need. I am using one now, and have used, both SIIG and Firmtek cards in my G4's over the years.....but, that Sonnet will also work, just plug & play, nottaproblemo :) But FYI: that card is an older SATA I model, but you should be able to get the faster SATA II version for about the same or just a bit more $$

    Just be sure to get some fast, large HDD's to go with it :p
     
  7. liketom thread starter macrumors 601

    liketom

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    good point .... i'd expect this to last at least 12 - 24 months as a filer server for itunes after which, maybe a G5 Powermac or even a Low end Mac Pro will replace

    so can you have more then one card plugged in ?

    4 PCI slots are free - so would 2 cards ? be ok any more and i might have a problem with Power :rolleyes:
     

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