Kingspec SSD 32GB ATA Compatibility

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Ih8reno, Dec 22, 2016.

  1. Ih8reno macrumors 65816

    Ih8reno

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    Hi everyone!

    Have the chance of pickup one of these up locally and was thinking of using it in one of my G4 towers or maybe laptop if it fits. Would this be compatible with these machines? I know that some SATA SSDs don't work with my quad so I want to confirm it.
     
  2. Orizence macrumors 6502

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    It should work no problem. The reason that the G5 doesnt like some SATA drives is because of the SATA chipset in the computer and the drives not handling speed negotiations properly (Sata3 to Sata1). IDE never really had much of this problem
     
  3. MacCubed macrumors 68000

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    How much would it cost? Taking the mSATA route is much cheaper from my experience
     
  4. weckart macrumors 68040

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    If a G4 tower, then I would get a SATA SSD and either install a SATA controller card or put a SATA to IDE adapter onto the drive itself. You could get a larger drive for the same money that way. A laptop has limited space, so the Kingspec makes more sense there.
     
  5. Ih8reno thread starter macrumors 65816

    Ih8reno

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    Cost is $30 CAD
     
  6. weckart macrumors 68040

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    Fine. Check the reviews, though. I vaguely remember there was an issue with firmware revisions for this drive, later ones causing problems with lots of I/O errors.
     

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