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Mac G5 hard drive capacity

by jtcroneaz / September 17, 2008 5:04 PM PDT

I have a G5 dual 2.5 mhz and want to upgrade the hard drives. Is there a limit to the size drive I can install, or my system will recognize? I'm looking at 2 x 1TB. Thanks for your help!


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Seems 750GB are tested, confirned.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 17, 2008 8:17 PM PDT
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500 Gb for sure
by nutotech / August 16, 2009 6:28 AM PDT

When my main drive on my G5 2.5 died, I bought (at a pretty penny!) a drive from the Apple Store. This was back in January '09 and the largest at the time was 500Gb.

If you get a 750 or 1TB installed successfully, would you re-post?


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I have seen a TB installed
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / August 16, 2009 8:56 AM PDT

in the G5 tower but the user has had problems with it.

Not sure if it is the drive or the machine that causes it.

Try not to buy a drive from Apple, they are very proud of their drives.

I get mine from Best Buy or Office Depot or maybe online.


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by nutotech / August 16, 2009 9:43 AM PDT

Get so much grief from the Apple Store about using 3rd party RAM and accessories I wasn't going to chance problems down the road with the boot drive. Really pained me to fork over the dough. I usually buy drives online from newegg, OWC, Dell, etc.

Yeah, I was afraid the 1 TB was not going to play well with the system--hard to believe the ol' G5 is now 5 years old! That's 35 in dog years. AND god knows what in computer years!

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