Regular ATA Drive for PM G5 1.6?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by obrien234, Jul 19, 2005.

  1. obrien234 macrumors regular

    Apr 12, 2005
    Brighton, MI

    I'm trying to do some shopping for my t.v. productions teacher at my high school, but I can't remember if a regular ATA drive would work in a PowerMac G5 1.6. I know the new G5's ship with serial ATA, but do I have to go with a serial ATA drive?
  2. topgunn macrumors 65816


    Nov 5, 2004
    The 1.6GHz Power Mac does have one IDE connector that the optical drive connects to. Other than that, you could get a PCI controller card to hook up a non SATA HDD. Apple claims that you cannot use a SATA->IDE converter but some people have gotten them to work.

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