3 Replies Latest reply: Jun 19, 2008 7:09 AM by Sari Kadison-Shapiro
Nick George Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
I have two hard drives on my G5, one used mainly as a scratch disc for Photoshop - this was 250 GB, my main one was 150 GB.

My original 150 GB drive has twice now developed bad blocks inside of a year so after various forum queries I have decided to replace it - I have cloned my entire system onto the secondary (250GB) drive, formerly the scratch disc (and backed all data up onto an external one just to be safe). I have purchased a new Serial ATA hard drive and am going to install it. I have installed hard drives twice before on previous machines, with success, but this was into empty slots and "guide screws" were already provided.

However, the new HD I've purchased doesn't come with these guide screws and the instructions say I have to discard the old ones.

Where do I buy these guide screws? I can't seem to find anywhere online. (I live in the UK.) Is it a disaster waiting to happen to use the old guide screws?

Any help/directions very much appreciated.

G5, Mac OS X (10.4.11), 2.5 GB DDR SDRAM