how would you configure this? upgrading a older G5

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  1. jackjohnson

    jackjohnson simple as something nobody knows OT Supporter

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    I'm ordering some upgrades for my work G5. It's an older dual 1.8 ppc. Maxing out the ram, new monitor, and a new hard drive and an external drive.

    I'm ordering a WD 1tb 7200rpm drive. And a firewire 800 1tb Raid external drive (link: external drive)

    Currently it has a 74gb 7200rpm drive with the OS, all documents etc. I'm pretty much maxed out on storage. What I planned on doing was installing the internal 1tb and throwing all the files on that and using the external for time machine backup. But... I'm kind of realizing how badass and fast this external is going to be.

    How would you set this all up?

    Whats the easiest way to transfer files/programs/everything from the old internal to the new one?
     
  2. tenplanescrashing

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    I have a dual 2.7 and just put a 640gb drive in the 2nd bay for my movies and larger files. Everything else just runs off the 250gb drive and backs up to the time machine backup.

    I doubt you'd see much of a difference in speed.
     
  3. Raider007

    Raider007 om nom nom nom

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    keep the 74 gig for your OS installation & applications
    toss your new internal drive in the second bay and keep all your files on that
    time machine to the external
     
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    if your OS goes gets fucked up, you have your files intact. if your files get fucked up, your OS is intact. in either case time machine will help ya out with both.
     
  5. jackjohnson

    jackjohnson simple as something nobody knows OT Supporter

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    alright... I'll just go with the most convenient way... thanks!
     

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