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1TB $44 / 640GB $37 / 500GB $30
Posted by: Mini 9
Date: October 15, 2010 08:30AM
Open box/recertified/used - whatever that might mean.

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Re: 1TB $44 / 640GB $37 / 500GB $30
Posted by: neophyte
Date: October 15, 2010 10:07AM
Do those converter boards you mentioned allow booting from the SATA drives on older G4 Macs?
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Re: 1TB $44 / 640GB $37 / 500GB $30
Posted by: Mini 9
Date: October 15, 2010 10:12AM
It sees it as a drive. I would think so.
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Re: 1TB $44 / 640GB $37 / 500GB $30
Posted by: Bill in NC
Date: October 15, 2010 11:34AM
Anybody tried using a SATA HD w/ converter in an eMac?

I know you have to disassemble most of the computer....

which is why I've only replaced RAM and the optical drive to date.
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Re: 1TB $44 / 640GB $37 / 500GB $30
Posted by: kj4btkljv
Date: October 15, 2010 12:05PM
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Bill in NC
Anybody tried using a SATA HD w/ converter in an eMac?

Tearing apart eMacs is quite a chore. I eff'd one up bad when I tried to swap the hard drive. That was years ago. Never tried again...

That machine could also boot from an external firewire hard drive, although not always convenient.

Jeff
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Re: 1TB $44 / 640GB $37 / 500GB $30
Posted by: Lew Zealand
Date: October 15, 2010 12:40PM
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neophyte
Do those converter boards you mentioned allow booting from the SATA drives on older G4 Macs?

Yes, I tested this and it works with my adapter SATA-IDE boards.

As a side note, here's how much I trust the boards I'm using:

1.25SP G4 with 1TB & 2x500GBs which is a backup for a 2TB drive in my 1.8SP G5. The TB and 1 of the 500GBs are using adapter boards and I'm getting 58MB/s throughput through my gigabit network for the backups which are generally 2 hours long. Good stuff!
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Re: 1TB $44 / 640GB $37 / 500GB $30
Posted by: hal
Date: October 15, 2010 02:47PM
I seem to have gotten the last 1TB - ordered 2, but they could only supply one - else they have reduced the max to one.
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Re: 1TB $44 / 640GB $37 / 500GB $30
Posted by: decay
Date: October 15, 2010 03:38PM
shipping adds $7 per.



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Re: 1TB $44 / 640GB $37 / 500GB $30
Posted by: Mini 9
Date: October 15, 2010 04:01PM
Oh, $7. Would a moderator please remove my post, then.
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Re: 1TB $44 / 640GB $37 / 500GB $30
Posted by: silvarios
Date: October 15, 2010 04:08PM
For a 1 TB drive that's not such a deal. Caviar Blue for $58 new. Also from Newegg. Why fight over open box/refurb whatever if $7 isn't a big deal to you?
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Re: 1TB $44 / 640GB $37 / 500GB $30
Posted by: decay
Date: October 15, 2010 09:03PM
i was just adding info - still a worthwhile post!



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