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Old Apr 17, 2012, 11:42 PM   #1
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OWC PCIe SSD, would it work on a late 2005 G5's

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Would it work on a late 2005 Powermac? OWC says Mac pro and PC only. Is it because it needs drivers for PPC arch to work?
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Old Apr 18, 2012, 01:14 AM   #2
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The title says it all.

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1334739

Would it work on a late 2005 Powermac? OWC says Mac pro and PC only. Is it because it needs drivers for PPC arch to work?
I am willing to bet that OS X would recognize it, but I doubt it'd be able to boot from it. Hopefully someone else will be able to verify this.
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I am assuming it would. But there will be no use for it if it will not serve as a boot drive. It will going to be a very expensive scratch disk.

Transcript of my online chat with OWC agent;

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[6:06:17 AM] Did OWC already tried putting it on a late 2005 powermac? I will be buying if it would work.
OWC Duane: [6:07:52 AM] I would think our testers did try those in the PCIe G5 machines as well, but do not know for certain on that. I can try checking to see if there may be any particular reason that it couldn't work with them and email you back to let you know what I find out.
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I am assuming it would. But there will be no use for it if it will not serve as a boot drive. It will going to be a very expensive scratch disk.

Transcript of my online chat with OWC agent;
The ocz drives do not boot the MP. I don't know it they're the same but I'm inclined to believe they are.
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But the PCIe drive is quite enticing to make a monster powermac G5. If it can be a boot drive, then boot up and app launch would be blazing fast, because it is not restricted to SATA I. I have 2 SSD on RAID0 but it still feels lacking since the SATA interface will not even saturate the drives.
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IMHO OWC card surely won't be bootable on G5, and even more: I doubt that it will be recognized as drive at all. Here: http://blog.macsales.com/13681-owc-a...-pcie-ssd-card they said that's AHCI card. G5's SATA controller does not support NCQ so no AHCI naturally.
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Ouch, hoping that they would make one for legacy...
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