Dual 450mhz powermac g4 USB help!!!!

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by brsboarder, May 24, 2005.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    Feb 16, 2004
    My brother has one, and wants an external hd. I was going to buy a internal drive and through it in this usb 2.0 case I have but, I just realized he might not have usb 2.0. Does anyone know what he's got. It's a g4 450mhz dual processor w/ some blue on the front, dvd drive.
  2. macrumors 6502

    Dec 21, 2004
    No USB 2. U can go out and buy a PCI card for it, i think.
  3. macrumors member

    May 16, 2005
    seeing as USB 2.0 was non existant when that computer was made its most likely got 1.1

    either way your drive should run fine on usb1.1 or 1.0 it'll just be slow like 6-7mbps max
  4. macrumors 68020


    Jul 22, 2002
    Almere, The Netherlands
    It does have firewire, maybe it's worth to invest in a firewire external exclosure? It probably also have usb 2 port next to it.
  5. macrumors 6502

    Jul 29, 2004
    Also consider that you cannot boot from USB drives, not that you would want to on usb 1.x but it won't work on 2.0 either. I'd go with either a firewire enclosure as suggested or just put the internal drive in the G4. It will support 2 drives up to 120 GB without any additional hardware.

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