SSD in a PowerMac G5 ?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Seth Mac Fan, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. Seth Mac Fan macrumors regular

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    Can a powermac g5 support a ssd ? I do not really care about capacity I just want to use it as my boot drive and keep my install on it , and use the other hard drive for my files and or programs . How much are compatible ones gonna cost me these days new or used it doesn't matter to me .
     
  2. zen.state macrumors 68020

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    You can ask more than one question per thread my friend. It seems like you're trying to fill the board with only your questions.
     
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  4. Seth Mac Fan, Jul 24, 2012
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    Seth Mac Fan thread starter macrumors regular

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    Sorry I should have done that I apologize . I will pay more attention for now on . I just had a lot of questions today and I should have put them in on thread It wont happen again .
     
  5. Zeke D macrumors 6502a

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    I have a cheap Microcenter branded sandforce 64GB SATAII on mine... works like a charm. Bought it last year for around 80 bucks. SSD prices are going down everyday.
     
  8. Seth Mac Fan thread starter macrumors regular

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    But do I need some kind of adapter or will it slide right in like a normal hard drive upgrade ?
     
  9. Zeke D macrumors 6502a

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    You will need a 2.5 to 3.5 adapter, new egg has them for $6 - $15 depending on what flavor you want.
     
  10. alexreich macrumors 6502a

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    You need a 3.5" bracket to hold the 2.5" SSD drive. It uses standard SATA connectors though, if that was what you were talking about. The 3.5" brackets are usually pretty cheap. $3-7.

    EDIT: If you get your SSD from Other World Computing (OWC), this 3.5" bracket is $3 with any purchase of an SSD.
     
  11. Seth Mac Fan thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks Zeke D and alexreich I will look into it . Also Thanks to everyone else too you where all very helpful .
     

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