PowerPC G5 File Server

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Brannigan's Law, Jul 30, 2012.

  1. Brannigan's Law macrumors newbie

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    I'm looking to do a RAID 1 with two Seagate Barracuda ST3000DM001 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s hard drives on an old PowerPC G5. From what I understand, this machine does not support SATA II. However, SATA II is backwards compatible with SATA I, so in theory this should work, it will just be slightly slower.

    Does anyone have any experience with this? The G5 Specs are below.


    Hardware Overview:

    Model Name: Power Mac G5
    Model Identifier: PowerMac11,2
    Processor Name: PowerPC G5 (1.1)
    Processor Speed: 2 GHz
    Number Of CPUs: 2
    L2 Cache (per CPU): 1 MB
    Memory: 8.5 GB
    Bus Speed: 1 GHz
    Boot ROM Version: 5.2.7f1


    Serial-ATA Bus:

    Maxtor 6L160M0:

    Capacity: 152.67 GB
    Model: Maxtor 6L160M0
    Revision: BANC1GA0
    Serial Number: L30A6KLG
    Removable Media: No
    Detachable Drive: No
    BSD Name: disk0
    Protocol: ata
    Unit Number: 0
    Socket Type: Serial-ATA
    Bay Name: "A (upper)"
    Mac OS 9 Drivers: No
    Partition Map Type: APM (Apple Partition Map)
    S.M.A.R.T. status: Verified
     
  2. GermanyChris macrumors 601

    GermanyChris

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    Read the wisdom of the internet when it comes to those drives and Power Mac's. I know they're a good price but...
     
  3. TacticalDesire, Jul 30, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2012

    TacticalDesire macrumors 68020

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    If your going to do a raid 1 setup with those drives, get a third one to have on standby in case one of them fails.
     
  4. wobegong Guest

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    RAID 1 is mirroring, it's RAID 0 thats striped.
     
  5. TacticalDesire macrumors 68020

    TacticalDesire

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    I'm aware of what Raid 1 is ;)
     
  6. Intell macrumors P6

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    Those drives work just fine in a PowerMac so long as they are formatted with GUID and not being use as the boot drive.
     

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