Sata and thunderbolt controller power mac sawtooth

rabidz7

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Is it possible to insert sata and thunderbolt controller in G4 sawtooth.
 

Intell

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A Sawtooth won't be able to go fast enough to fully use a SATA III drive's full potential. It can barely use a SATA II drive's full speed.
 

orestes1984

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There is only so much you can do with this old machine... you can install a SATA II controller but you'll still be limited to the speed of the PCI bus of 133mb a second so effectively ATA133.

You could install a SATA SSD on a PCI card but its transfer rate will be limited to 133mb/s.

You can not have Thunderbolt in these machines and even if you could it would also be limited to 133mb/s because of the PCI bus.

To be honest, you're better off just getting a faster machine.