Affordable SATA Card

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Altemose, Apr 12, 2014.

  1. Altemose macrumors G3

    Altemose

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    I am interested in upgrading my PowerMac G5 to SATA II at least to accomodate some newer SSDs. This brings up the question, what is the most affordable bootable SATA card available for these systems. The CPU is not my bottleneck at all, but rather the outdated hard drive.
     
  2. yangdh macrumors member

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    Currently I am using ASM1061 chip based PCIE to SATA3 card connecting a SanDisk U100(SATA3) SSD. It works well under Leopard and very cheap($7). I haven't managed to make it bootable; I tried to install Leopard on it from DVD once successfully but could not boot from it(G5 couldn't recognize the SSD when booting). Some people said in the forum it's bootable using ASM1061 based SATA cards. The card I used is PCIE one for late 2005 models, don't know which expansion slots(PCIE or PCIX) your G5 has.
     
  3. Altemose thread starter macrumors G3

    Altemose

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    So what do you store on your SSD?
     
  4. yangdh macrumors member

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    Now I have some applications like maya, iworks on it. My intend is to make it bootable with SATA cards by trying different ones,or flashing different roms.
     
  5. Altemose thread starter macrumors G3

    Altemose

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    Keep me posted! I would much prefer to spend a little more money and get a bootable card though.
     

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