G5 tower: failed ATA/100 optical drive - replace with Ultra ATA/100 SSD?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Jethryn Freyman, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

    Jethryn Freyman

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    #1
    Considering replacing my most-likely-dead optical drive in my G5 tower with a cheap 32-64GB Ultra ATA/100 SSD. I understand that it'll be limited to 100MB/sec, theoretically, at best.

    Any issues here?
     
  2. Bug-Creator macrumors 6502

    Bug-Creator

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    #2
    Should work o.k.....

    For some days I even booted my G5 from an IDE-drive connected there as Master with the CD still in there as slave....

    Speedwise you might be better of buying an IDE-Sata-adaptor and putting the SSD into a HD-bay.
     

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