PC card for G4 Powerbook & OS upgrade

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Raindawg, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. Raindawg macrumors newbie

    Mar 18, 2011
    I'm looking for a PCI cardbus reader that will enable me to connect an external hard drive via eSata ... I have a G4 Powerbook running OS X 10.4.11

    Also does anyone know if I can upgrade the OS to 10.5 ? I've heard differing opinions on that ..
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Yes, technically you can upgrade your PB to Mac OS X 10.5 if you have at least a G4 with 867MHz and 512MB RAM. More is highly recommended though, as Leopard is hungrier than Tiger.
    You can't install Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard though, as it does not include the binaries (or code) for your PPC Mac.

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