hard drive upgrade for 2.7 powermac

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by amemoryoncelost, Jul 9, 2006.

  1. amemoryoncelost macrumors 6502


    Jun 14, 2004
    Just wondering what you're opinions might be on a new HD for my dual 2.7 powermac. I keep reading a lot of people go with the seagate drives because of the warranty, while others feel better with the hitachi drives. I'm looking at the 300gb-500gb range.

    Also, anything I should know before doing the upgrade. Seems like a simple deal. My RAM is still stock with 512mb, which I'll hopefully be throwing down for at least 1gb more, maybe two as soon as I get back from NY in two weeks.

    thanks for any advice, I appreciate it!
  2. amemoryoncelost thread starter macrumors 6502


    Jun 14, 2004
  3. Obsidian6 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 29, 2006
    Laguna Niguel, CA
    ill agree with that suggestion, i bought 6GB of ram from OWC for my dual 2.7 Powermac. and it works wonderfully.

    I haven't yet added a hard drive, as apple was kind enough to upgrade me to a 400GB 7200rpm drive w/o tellin me :) ( i love those refurbished surprises )
  4. dmw007 macrumors G4


    May 26, 2005
    Working for MI-6
    Definitely go for more RAM amemoryoncelost. 512MB of RAM is not enough to fully enjoy Mac OS in my opinion. :)

    The RAM that macgeek2005 showed you looks like a good way to go. :)

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