Bootable PCIe SATA Card w/ 2.5" SSD Mount

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by lastmile, May 30, 2014.

  1. lastmile macrumors member

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    Does anyone know of a PCIe SATA card that is bootable in a G5 and can have an SSD mounted directly on the card?

    I want to keep both my stock drive bays for larger storage drives and would prefer not to have to run a power cable from the optical drive to power an SSD.

    I have a Sonnet Tempo SSD but realized its not bootable in a G5.

    I heard cards with the ASM1061 chipset are bootable but I haven't found one that can have a 2.5" SSD mounted on it. I have seen cards that take a mSATA SSD but I already have a 2.5" SSD I want to use.
     
  2. BJonson macrumors 6502a

    BJonson

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    There isn't one. The sonnet one is the closest there is but it does not boot the OS. I tried it. Best you can do is put an intel SSD in the G5 and use that. I tried an crucial M4, M5 and they don't even show up, infact they crash the system. Tried a vertex 2 and it shows up but won't boot. The intel G2 I have works fine. That 1.5gb sata chip is very picky.
     

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