Sata and thunderbolt controller power mac sawtooth

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

    Is there a way to get pci e to work on a G4, would an ssd help?
     
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    Ssd

    Would a SSD boost speed.
     
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    Yes, but only to a certain amount.
     
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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.
     
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