Sata drive Q's

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by iPhil, Jan 24, 2007.

  1. iPhil macrumors 68040


    1) Is it possible to access a sata drive thru Firewire 400?

    1.1) If so how?

    1.2) Why? 'cause i wanna turn my G4 tower into a fracking™ big** PVR system since i'm watching TV thru my :apple: mini ..

    ** = Ideal storage @ the end of upgrading, i'd have 4x 750 GB drives/1.8 dual G4 etc.. :D :cool: :eek:
  2. mklos macrumors 68000


    Dec 4, 2002
    My house!
    Yes it can be done, but its not cheap.

    I was just looking for these yesterday.

    Go to

    If you don't want an external solution, you can just put the PowerMac into target disk mode and use it that way. The HD's will show up on the desktop of the MacMini.

    Just connect a FW400 cable from the PowerMac to the MacMini. Then reboot the PowerMac and and then after the MacChime, press and hold the t key. You should get a purplish screen with teh firewire logo on it. On the MacMini, the HD's should appear.

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