G5 Power Mac - Hard drive upgrade

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by fried-gold, May 13, 2010.

  1. fried-gold macrumors member

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    Hi I have been searching around a bit and couldn't find a definitive answer... basically i want to install a new 400gb hard drive into the secondary slot of my 1.8DP G5 power mac, what should I go for to make sure it is compatible? Should I go for a SATA I drive or will SATA II work as well. Also, as I am installing in secondary drive slot, will it boot normally allowing me to reformat the drive from disk utilities?

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  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    You can use S-ATA 1.5Gbps (I) and S-ATA 3.0Gbps (II) HDDs, as they are backwards compatible. Also Disk Utility will recognize your HDD and allow you to format it.
     
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