Put a ATA drive in a G5 using adapter?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by FF_productions, May 27, 2007.

  1. FF_productions macrumors 68030

    FF_productions

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    I bought one of these for my Dual G5:
    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Firmtek/SATA1SC1/

    I'm getting another G5 (single this time around since i got no $$) and I need to figure out how to get my 320 gig ata drive in a G5.

    I need to draw power to that hard drive and I'm not sure how to. Do I split the power between the ata hard drive and the dvd drive?

    I know I need another part but which one?

    I should have asked this weeks ago before fiddling around with my Dual G5.
     
  2. scottlinux macrumors 6502a

    scottlinux

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    I installed a PATA (IDE) hard drive inside my Powermac G5.

    Cost: $17

    You need these two things:

    SABRENT SBT-SCIDE Serial ATA to IDE Ultra ATA-100/133 Mini Converter

    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16812156010

    (Or the one you bought looks like it will work fine.)



    Link Depot UV 4Pin Y Power Cable

    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16812189002


    The Y power cable shares the power from the connector on the optical drive. The drive fits in the second drive bay, and fits inside the case with no problems. The drive was instantly recognized by OS X, and works fine. Hope this helps.
     
  3. FF_productions thread starter macrumors 68030

    FF_productions

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    Any retail stores I can get this at?

    I only need this power cable.
     
  4. SmurfBoxMasta macrumors 65816

    SmurfBoxMasta

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    yea! any mom&pop 'puter store should have them, if not then check RadioSmack, BustBuy or CircuteCity
     

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