Dual drives in a powerbook g4?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by MattMK45, Dec 11, 2009.

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    Now, before I start. I do not intend to do what i am about to say if it can be proved possible. I also don't want anyone saying, 'just get a new mac' for this is an experiment.

    Ok, so I know it is possible to take the superdrive out, which to me seems a bit of a gamble (because you never know when you will need it) in place for a second hdd/ssd.

    What i would like to know is if, with the extra space, get an ide to sata converter and then hook a more powerful sata ssd as your boot up drive and use the intended hard drive space for a second hard drive for more storage.

    I would like to know if you think this could work, or even if you have tried it yourself.

    Thanks:apple:
     
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    sweet! thanks! Geez i did not even think to wonder if they made these, does it automatically swith it to sata then?
     
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    From the site:

    I assume this means that it does not do any conversion.
     
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    Gabriel GR

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    I think that the optibay connects to your mac with a PATA cable. Yet it gives you the option to chose between a PATA (IDE) or SATA drive. I think in the long run, spending more fore the SATA version is more cost effective because you can put bigger, cheaper and faster drives in it.
     

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