2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 27, 2013 1:47 PM by japamac
kkita75 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi,Ive been searching for the past days in different forums but haven´t got a clear answer to my query.


I have a Dual 2.7 GHz PowerPC G5  and want to add a second drive.I recently bought a 1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 which to my dismay have had to return it for after many attempts at formatting I found out somewhere on internet that this drive had compatibility issues with G5s...When I try to format it with disk utility it always gives an error and so the disk will not mount,I tried formatting it with all available formats and also changed the different options available for partition(GUILD,APPLE etc ...)


I work with Final Cut(and so videofiles),so I need a second internal drive which will work pretty fast.I assume that 7200rpm is what I should look for ? or is 5400 good enough ?


Also if anyone can recommend any 1 or 2 TB drives for G5 PPCs which will not have any compatibility issues ?


I have seen in different threads that there is a Drive compatibility list but after clicking on different links it seems that the list isn´t available anymore.


Thanks very much



Final Cut Studio '09, Mac OS X (10.5.8), Dual 2.7 GHz PowerPC G5 7GB