Powermac G5 - EIDE ATA/100 hard drive install??

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  1. macrumors newbie

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    I have 3 macs and 4 hard drives, and the only one with capacity for 2 of them is the Powermac (the other two being an iMac DV and an iBook G3). I have the old iMac drive full with important files and wish to know if there is a way to install an ATA/100 drive on the PMG5.

    Thanks in advance for your help.

    Odrec
     
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    robbieduncan

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    Drives in a G5 must be SATA.

    'S 'AT All?

    Yep...

    You may be able to find a PCI card (Sonnet Tempo, maybe) that will let you install your ATA drive or buy a external firewire enclosure & put it in there.

    Maybe you might be able to temporarily hook it up to the DVD bus but I doubt that...


    EDIT: The better suggestion above by the estimable robbieduncan is far more elegant and may be what you are looking for.
     
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    Thank you Mr. Duncan, a nice piece of equipment...

    But a firewire enclosure will retail for about the same price, and would make it portable...
     
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    robbieduncan

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    Note that you may well be able to get similar converters cheaper. I've seen them given away with motherboards and SATA controller cards in the UK...
     

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