2nd HD in G5 tower

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in Current Mac Hardware edited January 2014
Howdy, just got my new dual 2.5 tower. I bought a second 250 GB SATA HD for it, but can't for the life of me figure out how to mount it underneath the one that is in there already. Do I need some sort of mounting bracket that didn't come with the machine?



Thanks

-Ender

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  • Reply 1 of 7
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Ender

    Howdy, just got my new dual 2.5 tower. I bought a second 250 GB SATA HD for it, but can't for the life of me figure out how to mount it underneath the one that is in there already. Do I need some sort of mounting bracket that didn't come with the machine?



    Thanks

    -Ender




    read your g5 manual.
  • Reply 2 of 7
    enderender Posts: 353member
    aww, but reading is so hard... *pout*



    :P



    -Ender
  • Reply 3 of 7
    enderender Posts: 353member
    That is a pretty slick way of doing it though, I must say. Best I've seen yet. The extra cables don't want to move, but that shouldn't be too hard.



    -Ender
  • Reply 4 of 7
    f1turbof1turbo Posts: 256member
    Any other specific requirements other than SATA? Here's the drive I want to get:



    HITACHI / IBM 14R9337 400GB SERIAL ATA 1.5GB/S EIDE 7200RPM 8MB 8.5MS HARD DRIVE - OEM (DRIVE ONLY) - SATA 400.0GB





    Will this work? I see the SATA but also EIDE--I guess it's still an EIDE drive but with serial vs old parallel ribbon cable IO?
  • Reply 5 of 7
    enderender Posts: 353member
    That harddrive should work just fine. I got the IBM/Hitachi 250 GB SATA drive and it's great.



    -Ender
  • Reply 6 of 7
    Any S-ATA drive should work just fine. I recommend Seagate, as they are quieter than most drives (according to the specs, anyway).



    To install the drive, simply open the side of your G5. Remove the plastic screws. Pull out the S-ATA cable(s) from the bay. Slide in the drive, and secure with plastic screws just removed. Plug in the cable(s).



    The manual includes handy illustrations. It shouldn't take more than 5 minutes.
  • Reply 7 of 7
    I bought a Maxtor DiamondMax 10 Serial ATA 200 MB in a PC shop.

    Installation was easy and the drive works perfect. In fact, iyt was 20% faster than my original (first) drive in my G5 and it is also bootable.

    The manual and the website mention: PC Compatible but it should be

    PC & Mac Compatible!
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