new SSD PATA in Powerbook?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by California, Jul 15, 2009.

  1. California macrumors 68040


    Aug 21, 2004
    Should I get the Crucial SSD 64gb drive that looks like it has a PATA interface? is this something that will work in my Powerbook 12" G4 1.5ghz?

    Or is this some weird non-workable Crucial memory thing that won't properly go in a PATA interface in the Powerbook?


    Kingspec has SSD drives in PATA... what do you guys know about them?
  2. slpdLoad macrumors 6502a


    Jun 10, 2009
  3. belvdr macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2005
    That SSD has a mini PCI-E interface to connect to the system. I believe the memory is then connected to the PCI-E interface via PATA.
  4. California thread starter macrumors 68040


    Aug 21, 2004
    Link and specs... I don't quite understand the PCI-e to PATA, but that means it will fit in my Powerbook?

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  5. belvdr macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2005
    No, it won't work as I believe your drive is not connected via mini PCI-E.

    The device uses a mini PCI-E form factor to connec the drive to the system. Across that connection, it is a PATA device.
  6. California thread starter macrumors 68040


    Aug 21, 2004

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