SATA Hard drive compatiblity with Powermac G5

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by salilsundresh, Mar 9, 2006.

  1. salilsundresh macrumors 6502

    Dec 11, 2005
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    That one should be fine.

    NOTE: On the new Seagate SATA II 7200.9 drives, you have to worry about the SSC setting being enabled; this setting is not compatible with Macs SATA (and a number of PC motherboards too) Seagate ships the drives with this enabled -- which was a mistake. Some drives may have a jumper setting you can change, others have to be reset by software on a PC machine. More information at support under SATA FAQs.
  3. TMA macrumors 6502a


    Jan 6, 2003
    I'm using 2 of those Seagate 7200.8's in my Powermac Dual 2Ghz G5. Working great :)

    There are some issues with the 7200.9's and a few of the other newer SATA models from other companies. There's a lot of information about that on
  4. salilsundresh thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 11, 2005
  5. Aikiman macrumors member


    Jan 24, 2008
    Does anyone know if SATA II will fit into a Power mac G5 Dual 1.8? The exact product is...Western Digital 1TB Hard Drive, SATA II. Unfortunately I dont know which model it is but I could probably find out if needed.

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