What external hard drive w/OS 10.3.9?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by rlottaviano, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. rlottaviano macrumors newbie

    Jul 21, 2011
    I'm looking for an external hard drive for my old G5 running 10.3.9. All the models I've looked at require 10.4 or later. Can you please recommend to me a make and model that will plug and play with my system?


    Bob Ottaviano
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    I cannot believe that a FireWire drive is limited to MacOS X 10.4 or above. FireWire is a standard that was developed by Apple. It should be independent of OS version as long as your hardware supports FireWire. By that I mean that you might have problems with FireWire 800 on a computer that supports only FireWire 400. However, your computer supports FireWire 800. Therefore, FireWire support should be a moot issue.

    It does beg the question, however. Your computer supports MacOS X 10.5.8. If you need Classic, then you can run MacOS X 10.4.11. If you don't need Classic, then you may run MacOS X 10.5.8. So, why are you still running MacOS X 10.3.9?

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