Resolved Need some advice on SATA

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by jbarley, Jul 21, 2015.

  1. jbarley macrumors 68040


    Jul 1, 2006
    Vancouver Island
    I currently run my dual MDD using an SSD connected via ide/sata bridge card, and it runs well.
    Would I see a noticeable improvement if I installed a Sonnet Tempo SATA card and used that with my SSD?
    The Sonnet claims it will boot from any drive connected to it and is compatible with Power Mac G4.
  2. barbu macrumors 6502


    Jul 8, 2013
    I don't know about noticeable, but it should be a decent upgrade. I would weigh it against the cost of the Tempo card. If the price is right, then definitely do it! I wish I could do that to my Cube.
  3. MagicBoy macrumors 68040


    May 28, 2006
    Manchester, UK
    It's similar to using a SATA 3 SSD with older SATA I/II chipsets. Most of the benefits of the SSD come with the near-zero access times, most of the time it's not doing really fast sequential transfers.

    I've swapped SSDs from SATA I to SATA 3 controllers and not noticed any difference in OS load times etc.

    If it's a cheap upgrade then go ahead, but I wouldn't spend much on it.

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