G4 ATA drive in a Mac Pro

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Mac Dick, Mar 31, 2007.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I have a 60 gig ATA hard drive (it's my boot drive) in my Dual 1.4 gig G4. Can I install it in one of the open drive bays in my new Mac Pro Dual 2.66? If not, what would be the fastest way to transfer the 51 gigs of data, files, photos, games, etc. onto my Mac Pro hard drive???:)
     
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    Laslo Panaflex

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    You can install it in one of the empty optical drive bays, I have one installed on my Mac Pro, it works great. The other drive bays in the Mac Pro are for serial ATA drives, so in the empty optical drive bay slot is your only choice.
     
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    robbieduncan

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    It'd probably be easier to just get a Firewire enclosure for standard ATA disks and use that. Once you've done the transfer you'll be left with an external drive which is always handy...
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the help...

    Thanks for the help. That means I can follow the installation directions in my manual. :)
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have an enclosure

    I have an enclosure for an external 130 gig drive that died. I'll put it in there.

    Thanks for the help. :)
     

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