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Old 05-16-2017, 07:46 AM
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Default fire wire hard drive for Mac g5 ppc hd 8

Hi
I need hard drive space for my protools 8 hd 2 system. 0s 10.5.5 It's on a Mac g5 power pc 2 ghz.
I'm thinking firewire
any suggestions?
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Old 05-19-2017, 11:48 AM
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just about any FW 400/800 HD will work. Just format it with the PPC system and everything should be fine. Macsales has FW HD and so do other retailers.
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Indeed^^^^. My 2 cents:
Glyph-the best(and priced that way)
LaCie-the cheapest(the "McDonalds" of firewire drives)
OWC-the best balance of price vs quality
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Old 05-19-2017, 04:51 PM
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great thanks!
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Just format it with the PPC system and everything should be fine.
...meaning use HFS+ file system instead of FAT which is usually the default.

Yet another story is the boot sector, if you want the drive to be bootable. In that case you need to select "Apple Partition Map" instead of GUID.
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Old 05-24-2017, 08:34 AM
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Default Re: fire wire hard drive for Mac g5 ppc hd 8

thanks!
Am I right to think firewire 800 is the way to go? It's available on the back right?
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yes its on the back on the PPC, the FW800. Use an 800 to 800 cable also to ensure that fastest speeds.
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...meaning use HFS+ file system instead of FAT which is usually the default.

Yet another story is the boot sector, if you want the drive to be bootable. In that case you need to select "Apple Partition Map" instead of GUID.
ha, yeah FAT32, don't use that one!!
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to clarify, not hfs but yes for fat32?
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to clarify, not hfs but yes for fat32?
NO for FAT
YES for HFS
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