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Old Apr 19th, 2009, 05:21 PM   #11
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Bad idea to add more drives in a computer that was not designed for them. Just go to TigerDirect and buy a new SATA hard drive. This 1.5 Terabyte model should be enough for just about everything you have or ever will have:

Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB Hard Drive ST31500341AS - 7200RPM, 32MB Cache, SATA-3G in Canada at TigerDirect.ca

Stay away from unauthorized 3rd party mods. Generally, unless it is approved by Apple, you will have a very bad experience.
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Stay away from unauthorized 3rd party mods. Generally, unless it is approved by Apple, you will have a very bad experience.
Unsubstantiated FUD. My PowerMac has had five internal drives for five years now without problems. You'd have us buy Apple ram at $1000 for 4Gb. All that is Apple is not always golden.
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eSATA wasn't on the market in 2004 and FW800 still was very pricey back then too.
Good point, but it isn't 2004 anymore and there's no reason to take risks when a cheap eSATA card (or FW800, or both!) is available.
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FWIW, I'm running three additional drives externally on FW400 and FW800. Everything is heavily backed-up.
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Old Apr 20th, 2009, 08:08 AM   #15
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Unsubstantiated FUD. My PowerMac has had five internal drives for five years now without problems. You'd have us buy Apple ram at $1000 for 4Gb. All that is Apple is not always golden.
I was not talking about components; after all, I just recommended a third-party 1 TB hard drive. I use standard Kingston RAM all the time. I was talking about modifications to the basic way the computer works, ie "New!!! Add 15 DVD burners to your G5 and hack the ROM to play BluRay discs!" Not "New! DDR3 RAM! Works with Mac!". See what I'm getting at?
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G5 Jam can be found hear:
https://eshop.macsales.com/search/G5+Jive

An eSATA card can be found hear:
https://eshop.macsales.com/search/Ha...ntroller+Cards
There are several different versions and brands there
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