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Odrec
Jan 13, 2005, 10:40 AM
I have 3 macs and 4 hard drives, and the only one with capacity for 2 of them is the Powermac (the other two being an iMac DV and an iBook G3). I have the old iMac drive full with important files and wish to know if there is a way to install an ATA/100 drive on the PMG5.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Odrec

robbieduncan
Jan 13, 2005, 10:43 AM
Assuming there is space: somthing like this (http://www.cwol.com/serial-ata/serial-ata-ide-converter.htm)?

Blue Velvet
Jan 13, 2005, 10:45 AM
Drives in a G5 must be SATA.

'S 'AT All?

Yep...

You may be able to find a PCI card (Sonnet Tempo, maybe) that will let you install your ATA drive or buy a external firewire enclosure & put it in there.

Maybe you might be able to temporarily hook it up to the DVD bus but I doubt that...


EDIT: The better suggestion above by the estimable robbieduncan is far more elegant and may be what you are looking for.

Odrec
Jan 13, 2005, 11:00 AM
Thank you Mr. Duncan, a nice piece of equipment...

But a firewire enclosure will retail for about the same price, and would make it portable...

robbieduncan
Jan 13, 2005, 11:02 AM
Thank you Mr. Duncan, a nice piece of equipment...
Note that you may well be able to get similar converters cheaper. I've seen them given away with motherboards and SATA controller cards in the UK...