ATA 100 Backward Compatable??

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by stoid, Dec 27, 2002.

  1. stoid macrumors 601

    stoid

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    I want to buy another internal Hard Drive for my 733MHz Quicksilver G4, and all I can seem to find are ATA 100 drives, the specs on my computer say it takes ATA 66 drives. Will an ATA 100 drive function, or do I need to get an ATA 66 somehow??
     
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

    edesignuk

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    I think you should be fine with an ATA100 drive, it'll just get knocked down to 66 in your system but should function without a problem.
     
  3. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    I have an ATA/100 device running on my B&W G3 with only the ATA/33 controller and it seems to be fine, if only too slow (just because it isn't operating at peek speeds).

    You can buy either the SIIG or Sonnet ATA/133 cards, which will boost your performance. I noticed that the SIIG card worked fine when Jaguar came along, as noted by people here--the Sonnet card didn't.
     

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