It's a IDE drive, so it would technically work.is there any reason why this hard drive wouldn't work with my power pc g4?
is there any reason why this hard drive wouldn't work with my power pc g4?
while i'm sure your advice IS good, i'm just trying to go as cheap as possible. i use this computer strictly for surfing the web, and nothing more. if it were for my main computer that i use for music, i'd be all over "the latest and greatest" that's available. but if it's truly only another 15 bucks, then i'll check it out. i think in your previous post you mentioned that i'd need an adapter of some sort. i'll have to check that post and see how much $$ that ads on.If you must ignore my absolutely outstanding advice and go with an IDE, then, yes, that's a pretty good one. However, for $15 more you can get a 500 GB with double the cache. Trust me, the 16MB cache is worth the extra $15 even if you don't need the extra space.
I actually own this exact model. It's the last IDE that I ever purchased. It's solid and dependable. Regardless of the interface, Western Digital drives are generally very well-respected among Mac users. Good performance. Good quality.
mine is the bottom pic, 3rd one down. the one w/the mirrored doorPowerPC G4? What's that suppose to mean? iMac G4? Mac Mini G4? PowerMac G4?
PowerPC is the name of the processor.
Regardless of which PowerMac G4 you have, you need an adapter for SATA drives.
Now, if you have this one (Graphite PCI-Graphics, AGP-Graphics, Gigabit-Ethernet, Digital Audio, or Quicksilver with GeForce 2 MX graphics):
Get a 160GB drive, because it can't handle anything beyond 128GB. You can only use 128GB of it, the other 32GB are unusable.
If you have however this one (Quicksilver 2002, 2002ED) WITHOUT Geforce 2 MX graphics
or this one (Mirrored Door Drives (MDD))
OR want to spend additional $63 on the PCI-SATA-Card rather then $15 for the adapter:
Get a 1TB hard drive, or even 1.5-2TB if you want to spend more money. The slower spinning eco-drives are fine for a PowerMac G4, and cheaper.
You may want some Anti-Vibrations screws, too. In my PowerMac, the noisiest part is the hard drive.