2005 G4 Mirror Door edition Hard compatibile with G5 Power Mac?

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  1. Revival Cr8tive macrumors member

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    Hi all,

    I have a question for you. After taking apart an old Power PC G4 mirror door model I've had since 2005. I wanted to install the internal hard drives to a Power Mac G5. But low and behold when I came to plug in the drives to the G5 Power Mac, different connectors. Both systems are Power PC, however it seems like the G5 hard drives have a newer smaller interfaces. Can you help?

    Is it possible to get an adapter to interface this older hard drive with the G5?

    Any thoughts or pointers would be sweet!

    Thanks.
     
  2. Bennieboy© macrumors 65816

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    the G5 takes Sata HD and i believe the older G4 machines only support IDE

    you want something like this IDE 2 sata convertor
     
  3. spinnerlys Guest

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    PowerMac G4s used U-ATA/IDE connectors for the HDDs, G5s used S-ATA.

    There may be adapters out there.

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  4. Revival Cr8tive thread starter macrumors member

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    Further thoughts...

    Hi guys,

    Thanks for getting back to me. So if I were to get this then it should work ?

    IDE to SATA & SATA to IDE Bi-Directional Adapter. £18.99 seems like a lot of money for an adaptor...

    http://shop.ebay.co.uk/i.html?_nkw=...w=Hard+Drive+Adaptor&_osacat=0#item5ad43e55dc

    Ebay? Also space is a little tight in there and Ive seem some options that are completely un practicle..

    Any further thoughts?

    Thanks.
     
  5. Bennieboy© macrumors 65816

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    yes, This would work, it onlys costs more, because it's old technology, and you might still find some bottlenecks with this device, sata is faster then IDE so you might look at purchasing the new hardware, it'll save you time and money in the future ;)
     

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