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ddubious
Can I use a Sata 300 drive in my dual 2.5G G5?
on Jan 10, 2006 at 11:23:40 am

...and will it run at full speed?

Or should I just stick with Sata 150 drives?

Thanks in advance

Dave


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Tony!
Re: Can I use a Sata 300 drive in my dual 2.5G G5?
on Jan 11, 2006 at 3:41:03 am

A SATA II (300) single drive inside your Mac won't be any faster than a SATA I (150) drive. So just go with whatever is cheaper and the size you need. Either one should work fine, although, some people have had a few issues with the earlier WD drives, so i might avoid them and go with a Hitachi or Maxtor. Your Mac's controller is SATA I (150) by the way, but that's not the reason a SATA II (300) drive won't run faster. It has to do with the limits of the drive mechanism itself.

Tony!


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ddubious
Re: Can I use a Sata 300 drive in my dual 2.5G G5?
on Jan 11, 2006 at 1:16:42 pm

Thanks for that Tony.

I have a Maxtor drive in at the moment so I'll just buy another one of those.
And thanks for clearing up the 150/300 speed issue.

Dave


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