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Power Macintosh G-3 minitower computer Hard Drive Replaced

Original SCSI hard drive replaced with an 80 GB CAVIAR EIDE ATA 100 hard drive.
After replacement, it starts up but nothing appears on the monitor.
Should there be some compenstion for the SCSI that was original with the computer?

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Re: Power Macintosh G-3 minitower computer Hard Drive...

Hello Noraps
You have to redetec on BIOS and see if detec the new drive, depending on the BIOS, Brand PC, etc, to do this, and detect the EIDE drive. give more info

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Re: Power Macintosh G-3 minitower computer Hard Drive...

NO you dont have an operating system yet.....please install windows or some operating system

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You need a ATA-100 (EIDE) 3.5" hard drive. Then you need the jumper set to slave or cable select (if you have the two drives on one cable and the original drive as the master). See your manual for details on the procedure. You need to open the case, remove the cables from the original drive and lift the drive holder out of the case to insert the second drive. The manual is available here: (see page 44 (57 as the pdf reads) and on) . Then slide the case into place and connect the power and data cables to both drives. Then go to the drive management to format the new drive and prepare it for use.

For XP, go to My Computer, then Manage. Then Select Storage and Disk Management. Then select the new disc for formating.

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Sony recommends to use the preinstalled Hard Drive as the Recovery Discs works with the specific Hard Drive. However, you can add additional Hard Drive to the Computer.
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Verify that only one power cable (either SATA or legacy) is connected to the drive. Check to see that the power connector and SATA interface cable are securely attached and that the
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Most third party controller cards and RAID adapters are recognized as a SCSI device under Device Manager. This is normal and will not affect your drive or system performance.

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It is necessary to run the SeaTools, SeaTools Enterprise, or SCSIMax diagnostic before contacting Technical Support 1.800.SEAGATE (1.800.732.4283) on an internal drive that may be defective.

For Seagate or Maxtor (or Quantum) ATA drives:

If this is a Seagate or Maxtor (or Quantum) ATA or SATA drive, please download the SeaTools for DOS diagnostic to test it. If the drive is failing, the tests in SeaTools for DOS will indicate as such.

If the BIOS does not recognize the drive or the drive does not spin please reference Answer ID: 48

The operating system will not recognize a drive that is not formatted and partitioned. If you need help with formatting:

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    Storage Controller Type1 x Serial ATA - IntegratedController interface typeSerial ATA-150 -Remember this speed when you buy a hard drive. It is also only an ATA. They now have SATA drives and they get a lot bigger and are faster.
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    Here's the link:

    Good luck.

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