Regular ATA Drive for PM G5 1.6?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by obrien234, Jul 19, 2005.

  1. obrien234 macrumors regular

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    Hi,

    I'm trying to do some shopping for my t.v. productions teacher at my high school, but I can't remember if a regular ATA drive would work in a PowerMac G5 1.6. I know the new G5's ship with serial ATA, but do I have to go with a serial ATA drive?
     
  2. topgunn macrumors 65816

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    The 1.6GHz Power Mac does have one IDE connector that the optical drive connects to. Other than that, you could get a PCI controller card to hook up a non SATA HDD. Apple claims that you cannot use a SATA->IDE converter but some people have gotten them to work.
     

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