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    I was planning on adding another hard drive to my B&W G3. I was wondering what sort of hard drive to buy? I read somewhere that the B&W only has one ATA port, but I know that there are spaces for two Hard Drives. Do I need IDE or SCSI or what? I'm so confused!

    Will I be able to walk into any PC shop and buy the HD I need? I need it pretty soon and aren't very keen on ordering over the internet. Do Apple Resellers normally have internal hard drives?

    Thanks for your thoughts

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    Any ATA IDE hard drives would work. And yes, you can put the hard drives that you can get a PC stores. Its cheaper that way too
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    a 40 pin ide hard drive will be fine in a blue and white, you might have some issues if you have a revision 1 logic board tho, diffrences with revision 1 and 2 logic boards is the cmd ide chip next to the 4th 64bit pci slot.

    PCI646U2 = Revision 1.
    PCI646U2-402 = Revision 2.

    If you have a revision 2 board sould be sweet with any drive if you have revision 1 might run into some trouble, check out the data base at xlr8yourmac.
    http://forums.xlr8yourmac.com/drived....drivedb.lasso

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    Thanks for all your help. Am desperately running out of space on the 12gig and plan to buy another HD from the local PC store today.

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    The only limitation is that the HD can't be larger than 140Gb due to limitations in the ATA bus of the machine.
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    Actually, Curra, the limit is 136GB. However, there's no such thing as a 136GB HD, so the largest drive you can really put in is a 120.

    For the record, when you go get the HD, get a Seagate, they're the best brand IMHO.
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    Keep in mind the B&W IDE bus is ATA33 - in theory 33MB/sec - so I wouldn't go out and get the fastest drive you can, get a tradeoff of a slightly slower drive with a larger capacity perhaps. The ATA33 will at times be a bottleneck for fast drives.

    And yeah I like Seagate too - they keep going, are near silent and their RMA process is relatively pain free if the drive ever does die (had an 80GB PATA do that a while back)

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