SATA optical drive in PowerMac G5

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  1. cwright, Apr 12, 2011
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2011

    cwright macrumors 6502a

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    I have a PowerMac G5 (dual 2Ghz) with a very outdated IDE-based superdrive that I'd like to replace with this BDXL burner, which is SATA based.

    I've already added two additional SATA hard drives (total of 4 internal) via a PCI-X based 2-port SATA controller card. In order to install that BDXL drive, would I just need an additional SATA card to connect it to (or remove one hard drive)?

    Or, would I have to get some sort of IDE to SATA adapter to attach to the IDE cable that's currently connected to the drive?

    And after all that's said and done, should I expect OS X 10.5.8 to support blu-ray burning in the Finder or with Toast/Disk Utility?

    I'd prefer to get an internal drive rather than external, but would appreciate any insight into whether or not I'll have any problems getting this to work.

    EDIT:
    Just found this adapter, which looks like it would do the job. Any reason why it wouldn't work?

    Thanks!
     
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    Sorry – inadvertently posted in the wrong forum. I've re-posted. Please delete.
     

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