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Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by rabidz7, Aug 2, 2012.
Is it possible to insert sata and thunderbolt controller in G4 sawtooth.
SATA, yes. Thunderbolt, no.
Don't expect to throw any PCI SATA controller in there. You need a Mac compatible one.
SATA 3 gbps
Are the any faster sat 3.0 gbps satas.
And with some more ports.
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.
That card is PCI-e, you need a PCI card.
Ssd pci e
Is there a way to get pci e to work on a G4, would an ssd help?
PCIe will never work in a Sawtooth.
Would a SSD boost speed.
Yes, but only to a certain amount.
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.
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