PCI SATA for less then $40 or Flashing one for PC?

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  1. GRMrGecko macrumors member

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    Hello, is there such a thing as a SATA PCI card for less then $40 that works with PowerMac G4? I'm thinking in getting one and a 250GB hard drive as the computer can only read 128GB hard drives that are IDE... Also I heard about flashing cards for mac support, but I have no idea how that would work and I wanted to know how, if you can answer that question, that'll be great:D I saw in a review here that this guy flashed this $14 card and got it working on his G4 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductReview.aspx?Item=N82E16815280004.

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    Typically the ones that are $40 or less are non-bootable. All the G4s produced after 2002 support the big drives(larger than 128gb). Now you can still use them it just will show up as a 128gb drive.

    There is a member on this forums selling a PCI SATA 4 port for $60 which is a very good deal IMO and it supports RAID and it's bootable. They are usually only 2 ports and are more expensive from the ones I've seen listed.

    The only flashing that I"m aware of is flashing PC graphics cards to work on the G4s.
     
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  6. Chuck Fadanoid macrumors member

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    The card was PCI I think. The G5 is PCI-X, but that makes no difference.
     

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