G4 Server Hard Drive?

MacAztec

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Oct 28, 2001
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Hey everyone! I haven't been posting lately, but I have a question now :D

Ok, I have a G4 500MHz Server with an Ultra-Wide SCSI/166 18GB Hard Drive. Now, this machine USED to be a server, but we took it from the ISP, and now it is mine :D

This hard drive is EXTREMELY loud, so I was thinking of getting a 40-60GB Maxtor 7200RPM drive. My question is:

Will an ATA drive work with my Server? Or is the Controller Card only for SCSI configurations. Any help is greatly appreciated!

Your Buddy-
Aztec
 

Rower_CPU

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Oct 5, 2001
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No dude, they're on the motheboard.

Look at the cable that runs to the DVD/CD-ROM. It plugs into a black header on the motherboard. There should be at least one other header available, running parallel with the PCI slots on the side closest to the bottom of the case.
 

mac15

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Dec 29, 2001
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Re: What?

Originally posted by MacAztec
No, they are UltraWide SCSI 160! I am wondering if I can pop a Maxtor in there too
really? my bad.....sorry macaztec
 

Rower_CPU

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Oct 5, 2001
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San Diego, CA
Re: What?

Originally posted by MacAztec
No, they are UltraWide SCSI 160! I am wondering if I can pop a Maxtor in there too
No dude, the SCSI PCI card may have Ultra 160, but the onboard headers are ATA 66.
 

mac15

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Dec 29, 2001
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Re: Haha

Originally posted by MacAztec
Its cool 15. I was just getting confused for a minute there ;)
Awesome I get called 15 by people now...no probs aztec :D :D
I had to take the mac out like you did to me;)
 
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