Resolved can I move the HD from my pre-pro G5 to an enclosure and use it with my powerbook pro

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by supermarky, Sep 17, 2011.

  1. supermarky, Sep 17, 2011
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2011

    macrumors newbie

    Sep 16, 2011
    (The tower kinda died on me and I realized I'd rather just be working on one computer than going back and forth between 2 systems and different releases of various applications anyway) :apple:

    I've found a guide to removing the drive from the tower: :p

    I have already purchased a Vixen 3.5" SATA HDD External Enclosure for the drive. The pdf above says something about these dimensions/specs:

    • Type: serial ATA
    • Width: 3.9 inches (102 mm)
    • Depth: 5.7 inches (147 mm)
    • Height: 1.0 inch

    Did I get the right size enclosure? :confused:

    The Vixen comes with a guide to installing the drive, I'm happy to have discovered, since the first one I bought on ebay didn't. Between this and the pdf at least I won't need further help if I'm on the right track. :rolleyes:

    I have another silver tower, I forget whether it was a G4 or G5, and a G3 or 2 and even some ye old beige plastic Power PCs. I'm cherishing the hope that the stuff that was lost on each of them when the computer went kaput, might soon be reclaimed. Is this too much to hope for? Will all the drives be the same size going that far back? :confused:

    Thank you very much. This is my first post :)

    Chris aka Supermarky
    Los Angeles
  2. macrumors 68020


    Mar 13, 2005
    Long story short.. you will be able to access everything on the drive from the G5 once it's in the enclosure but not be able to boot from it.

    Yes that is the right size enclosure for that drive. By the way.. there is no such thing as a "powerbook pro".
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 16, 2011
    Great thanks! Oh yeah power mac book. got it... I need to know my mac better...

    I don't see where to tick off that this issue is now resolved. Maybe I can do it by modifying original post which had a box to check...
  4. macrumors 68020

    Feb 19, 2011
    That would be 'PowerBook' or 'MacBook' ;)

Share This Page