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IDE or SATA ?

by Flipper2000 / March 31, 2010 9:27 AM PDT

Hi - I have an ageing G5 tower and want to add another hard drive. Should I be buying SATA or IDE ?

Machine is the last of the PowerPC's, dual core

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Buy the SATA drive,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / March 31, 2010 10:15 AM PDT
In reply to: IDE or SATA ?

those G5's had SATA drives with only the Optical drive being ATA.

SATA it is.


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Which is best ?
by Flipper2000 / March 31, 2010 4:17 PM PDT
In reply to: Buy the SATA drive,

Thanks for that. Would I be opening a can of worms if I asked which is better ........ ?

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SATA,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / March 31, 2010 9:58 PM PDT
In reply to: Which is best ?

it's faster.

Of course, the other clue is that you do not have any spare ATA cables in your machine.

SATA is faster and is currently getting to be the cheaper option


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