[X Newbies] buying a new hard drive...

Birgit Rhoads wdlnd at adelphia.net
Wed Nov 19 17:33:02 PST 2003

Tracy, first open AppleMenu/AboutThis Mac/ SystemProfile and see what 
kind of drive you have now.  The newer G5 macs have a different drive 
(Serial ATA) as opposed to the older macs.  http://eshop.macsales.com 
is a good place to buy online.  Most people I have talked with like IBM 
or Maxtor drives, although my daughter's Maxtor died after 1 1/2 years. 
When you got your computer you may have gotten 4 little screws that you 
hid somewhere.  Or you can use the screws that are holding in your old 
drive.  Your manual should tell you how to install the drive.  You can 
buy a bigger drive than you currently  have, depends on how much you 
want to $$$$.

I should ask if you have run some utilities on your drive like Norton 
or Tech Tool or Disk Warrier.  Maybe it is fixable  In order to run the 
Utilities properly, boot up from the CD and chose the HD to fix.

On Nov 19, 2003, at 6:15 PM, John Lowther wrote:

> Hello, All!  This is Tracey again.
> With all that happened recently with the infinite blue screen, I 
> believe I'm better off buying a new hard drive and starting with a 
> clean slate.  I was finally able to complete a reinstallation of OS9 
> and OSX but there were still problems with both systems-- OS9 freezing 
> up and OSX landing on the blue screen again.  It seems like starting 
> from a clean drive is a better choice.
> Now, I went to MacMall to find a new drive, but to be honest, I don't 
> know what I'm looking for.  It seems to me I've got to choose from an 
> assortment of higher-powered drives than the one I have.  Does anyone 
> have any suggestions about what I should purchase?  Are there any 
> manufacturers who are particularly noteworthy?  Are there particular 
> features I should look for?
> I'm told that there are instructions for setting up a new drive on the 
> Mac website-- is this correct?
> Thanks so much for your help.
> Tracey
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