Dumb question: target disk mode from PPC Mac to Intel Mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by California, Oct 18, 2008.

  1. California macrumors 68040


    Aug 21, 2004
    Okay. Die hard PPC Mac lover here. I've now sampled the last and the best of the PPC line from PowerBooks, iBooks, PowerMac G5s, Mac Minis... these last revisions on this PowerPC line for Apple really is impressive.

    But. It is 2008.

    So, the question is, can I target disk mode my PPC Macs to an Intel Mac? I'm guessing I can but never actually asked.
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    You can do so without any problems.

    Intel Macs use GPT so they can't be read by PowerPC Macs though.
  3. JEH-IT macrumors newbie

    Aug 14, 2010
    PPC can read GPT

    I just did some tests. I used an Intel iMac to do an installation of Leopard on an external drive, formating it as HFS+ on a GUID Partition Table. Then I took it over to my PowerMac G5 running Leopard, and it was able to read it fine. It can also read my NTFS external drive that also uses GPT.

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