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Old Feb 2, 2008, 12:00 PM   #1
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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?

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Old Feb 2, 2008, 12:04 PM   #2
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no, sorry.
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Old Feb 2, 2008, 12:16 PM   #3
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You should be able put one in the second optical drive bay.
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can't you install one in the second optical drive bay? or are they sata too?

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Compare the ports between the two computers. MacPro's have SATA drives, while G4's had IDE.
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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.
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