G4 PCI Sata Card?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by msx, Apr 29, 2010.

  1. msx macrumors newbie

    Apr 28, 2010
    Hello everyone,

    I have a mac G4 and I was wondering if I could use a pci sata card that was made for a pc and use it in a mac (which costs around $20.00) instead of buying a sata card from OWC for $60.00+ dollars?

    I'm a bit ignorant on these things, since I'm fairly new to mac computers, thanks in advance for your help!

  2. mr1970 macrumors member

    Feb 15, 2008
    Unfortunately not, you'll need to get a Sonnet (or similar) from OWC I'm afraid - I went through the same process about 18 months ago.

    On the bright side, the Sonnet works brilliantly and my 2TB G4 has been churning away as our home media server ever since.
  3. msx thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 28, 2010
    Alright, that is what I was afraid of. Why is mac hardware so expensive??? I spent $200 on a nvidia 7800gs just because it was made for a mac! Ah well, I'm enjoying my mirror door and it does everything I need it to do for the moment.

    Thanks for the information!
  4. zen.state macrumors 68020


    Mar 13, 2005
    It's more expensive because of a much lesser market demand. Pretty simple. If everyone owned a mac rather than a winblows box then the opposite would be true.

    For a company to engineer, market and pay all the other costs needed to put a product out you have to try and make a profit. The mac market is about 20x smaller.. figure it out.

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