|Feb 2, 2008, 12:00 PM||#1|
Will my G4's drives work in new Mac Pro?
In my current dual 800mhz PowerMac G4, I have two 80gb hard drives which were ordered from Apple (didn't know better at the time). Will I be able to put them in my Mac Pro when it comes in a few weeks, or are they too old to be compatible?
|Feb 7, 2008, 03:04 PM||#5|
Compare the ports between the two computers. MacPro's have SATA drives, while G4's had IDE.
Laptop: 15" Unibody MacBook Pro [Penryn], 2.53 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 250 GB HD, nVidia 9400M
Desktop: Mac Pro [Harpertown] 2.8GHz Octo, 7GB RAM, 120 GT, 24" LED Cinema Display Mobile:iPhone
|Feb 7, 2008, 07:25 PM||#6|
you can slap 2 IDE (ATA) drives into a case like this and hook it up through Firewire 800. I'm not saying it makes any financial sense to preserve your 80GB drives. I had a couple 400GB migrating from my Digital Audio G4 and will use them in this enclosure for TimeMachine on my new Mac Pro.
2008 Mac Pro | 8-core 2.8GHz Xeon | R5870 OEM | 20GB RAM
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