Large SATA I HDDs for G5s

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Hrududu, Jun 3, 2016.

  1. Hrududu macrumors 68020


    Jul 25, 2008
    Central US
    Hey gang, as our tired old G5's age, finding compatible drives at a good price is getting more difficult. I was hoping to get some drive models recommended and listed so we all have a reference what DOES work on the older SATA 1.5GB bus in our PowerMacs and iMacs. Smaller 80-250GB drives are easier to track down, so what all are you using thats 500GB+ in your Mac?

    Currently in my quad G5 resides:
    1TB Seagate ST31000528AS
    500GB Hitachi HDP725050GLA360

    Both have been going strong for at least 5 years now. Shopping for a large 1TB+ drive for my dual 2.7, so what do you recommend?
  2. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    WD Black and WD Green. There are also some WD Scorpio Blues that will work.

    I have a WD Black and a WD Green in my PowerMac G4. Both are 1TB.

    I can check my boot drive later tonight. It's 1TB as well but came from a 2010 Mac Pro. Works just find in my G4.

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