external hard drive ide pata work with Intel Macs?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by California, Nov 23, 2007.

  1. California macrumors 68040

    California

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    Do you guys know if an external ide ata or PATA hard drive will work via firewire with an Intel Mac that all use internal SATA hard drives?

    Wondering...
     
  2. itickings macrumors 6502a

    itickings

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    Yes, it will work. The computer will see it as a firewire storage device. It won't even know (much less care) if it is SATA or IDE.
     

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