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Old Apr 19, 2006, 10:49 AM   #1
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IDE card for Yikes! G4

I'm trying to find an IDE card that is compatible with the Yikes! Powermac G4.

Preferably I would like to find one with 2 IDE channels (so I can have up to 4 devices) and having SATA support on the PCI card would be a bonus but is not necessary.

I was wondering if this card would function properly

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16815124001
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Old Apr 19, 2006, 10:54 AM   #2
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http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Sonne...nology/TAT133/
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Old Apr 19, 2006, 11:03 AM   #3
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The appeal of that card was, it was very cheap. I'm not even paying that much for the G4. I plan on using it as a file server and dumping all my PCs.

Are all the available Mac IDE cards expensive?

The difference between $78 and $13 is large.
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The appeal of that card was, it was very cheap. I'm not even paying that much for the G4. I plan on using it as a file server and dumping all my PCs.

Are all the available Mac IDE cards expensive?

The difference between $78 and $13 is large.
$78 was the cheapest one I could find for the Sonnet model. I don't know of any other models that work on a Mac. I believe Belkin might make one.
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Unfortunately there are no $15 ATA/SATA controllers in the Apple world. OWC has a pretty comprehensive selection but prices start around $55. On the up side, the PCI cards available to Mac users are all high quality and more compatible than one of those bargain-basement $15 cards.

If you haven't bought a hard drive yet then I recommend the SIIG 4-channel SATA card from OWC's link above. I am very satisfied with my 2-channel model.
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Old Apr 19, 2006, 01:17 PM   #6
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Unfortunately there are no $15 ATA/SATA controllers in the Apple world. OWC has a pretty comprehensive selection but prices start around $55. On the up side, the PCI cards available to Mac users are all high quality and more compatible than one of those bargain-basement $15 cards.

If you haven't bought a hard drive yet then I recommend the SIIG 4-channel SATA card from OWC's link above. I am very satisfied with my 2-channel model.
Ah, see, my plan is to sell all my PCs, but salvage the HDs from them first. Luckily, the ones I am keeping are all IDE. Speed isn't a real necessity, I am aware that my network at 100Mbps will be the bottleneck.
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I have one I am getting rid of, actually. It was tested recently, has been owned about four months, and was used for approximately one hour of up time (I bought it to run a 200gig hard drive in a G3, then decided to replace the drive with 2 80gig drives). It is pretty bare bones--no RAID or SATA, but it has IDE 100/133, you can have up to four drives, and it ran in a G3, which has the same hardware as your Yikes. PM me if interested.

Otherwise, I suggest newegg or ebay.
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Firmtek also sells ata & sata cards for macs too, and if you look on ebay, you can usually find one @ a reasonable price. I got a 2 port SATA card not too long ago for ~$45, and saw ATA/100 ones for ~$30
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Firmtek also sells ata & sata cards for macs too, and if you look on ebay, you can usually find one @ a reasonable price. I got a 2 port SATA card not too long ago for ~$45, and saw ATA/100 ones for ~$30
thanks for the info.. i'll probally get one to speed up my g3 beige.....
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