Silly project ? Upgrading a G5 Dual 1,6 GHz :-)

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by sveintj, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. sveintj macrumors newbie

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    Hi

    Can I use this:

    SEAGATE Harddisk 250.0GB SATA2 5900RPM 8MB 8.9cm

    As a replacement hard disk for the stock 80GB hard disk that came with the machine ?

    I have not paid anything for the machine, so this is just for fun and maybe the twins could play some old Mac games on them :)

    Anyone ?

    stj.
     
  2. 666sheep macrumors 68040

    666sheep

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  3. sveintj thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Two reasons:

    1) Price
    2) Thinking that SATA2 was "closer" in age to SATA in the PM G5, and thus less prone to errors ??

    I.e I do not have very good reasons, I am not a very good at these things...

    stj.

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    So, this should work fine then, even if it is SATA3 ?

    WD Harddisk 250.0GB SATA 7200RPM 3.5" 16MB Caviar SE16 SATA3

    stj.
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    SATA III drives are reported to have problems in G5s. Some work, just make sure you check to make sure that drive is G5 compatible.
     
  5. 666sheep macrumors 68040

    666sheep

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    This one will work. Tested in G5.
    If price is a factor, use this to find best deal:
    http://www.prisjakt.no/product.php?p=737611
     

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