Which internal HD to upgrade PowerMac G5

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by dkeninitz, Oct 1, 2007.

  1. dkeninitz macrumors regular

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    I have a G5 PM that's a couple of years old. It's got a 160GB internal drive, and I've got a Lacie 250GB Firewire external and a Maxtor 150GB USB external.

    I'm down to my last 30GB on the internal drive, but that hasn't been a problem, thanks to the external drives...until now.

    I just upgraded to Logic 8 Studio. The Content module is 34GB: I thought it would be possible to locate it on the Lacie drive, but Logic doesn't allow it, so I need to add another internal drive.

    Anyone have a recommendation in the 250GB range? I'm looking for something reasonably fast, with minimal installation fuss. TIA for any help.
     
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Western Digital 500 GB SATA 16 Mb cache (WD5000AAKS if memory serves) are commonly on sale, they are good. The Seagate Barracuda 500 is a bit more money but gives you a 5 year as opposed to 3 year warranty. IMO don't buy smaller than 500.
     
  3. dkeninitz thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks, I'll look at both. The warranty part isn't a big deal to me, as I'm planning to replace with with a MacPro in the next year, though I guess I could transfer the drive.
     

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