I have a couple of drives that came out of an older, PPC G5. What precautions should I take when installing them in the Mac Pro? Any possible damage? Thanks.
Are they blank? Files on them? The only thing you won't be able to do is use an boot drive from the G5 to boot the MP, but I suspect you already.know that. Other than that, it should work fine.
Meant to add, if they're already blank, you may want to reformat them again using GUID partitioning just in case you ever do plan to boot from them.
The sleds may be different.
Be sure you move them to the sleds for the new machine and don't just jam the old sleds into the new machine.
The G5 didn't have drive sleds, four screws were installed on the drive before inserting them in the drive slot. These screws should be removed before installing the drives into a Mac Pro.
Martin, you are right of course.
I was thinking of older models and newer models of Mac Pro. My bad.
Thanks Matt. The drives do have files on them. Not sure what but am interested to find out. Hopefully all will go smoothly.
Thanks Martin. Didn't know about the screws. Will remove them prior to installing.
While we're on the subject of Mac surgery, is there anything special I should know about replacing/upgrading the ram? Did some on the old G5 but I'm sure things have changed over the years.
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