SATA II SSD in Powerbook G4

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by mfacey, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. mfacey macrumors 65816

    mfacey

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    The HDD in my old Powerbook G4 recently died and I managed to get my hands on a complementary 64GB SSD from OCZ. As it turns out the drive is SATA II whereas the Powerbook undoubtedly is just a regular SATA machine. Is SATA II backwards compatible? In other words will the SSD work in my Powerbook? Thanks!
     
  2. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Actually the PowerBook is only IDE.

    But in spirits of answering the question, SATA 2 is backwards compatible.
     
  3. mfacey thread starter macrumors 65816

    mfacey

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    So I found out shortly afterwards... I ended up going out and getting a 160GB Seagate Momentus 3 5400 RPM PATA drive. Nothing special but I'm glad my powerbook is up and running again.


    Replacing the drive was actually suprisingly easy!
     
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