adding internal SATA Hard drives to PowerMac g4

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josearturo
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adding internal SATA Hard drives to PowerMac g4

Post by josearturo » October 23rd, 2008, 10:58 pm

I'm considering adding two sata internal drives to my g4. Can some advise if the following equipment is compatible with the g4?

1 Tempo PCI SATA card $80
http://www.sonnettech.com/product/tempo_serial_ata.html


2 Western Digital Caviar SE16 500GB Hard Drive
7200, 16MB, SATA-300, OEM $140
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications ... ywgfCjCmH4

Thanks,

arturo
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Re: adding internal SATA Hard drives to PowerMac g4

Post by Turboladdade » October 23rd, 2008, 11:36 pm

The Sonnet cards are specifically designed for use with your Mac and will work fine. The drives them selves are all interchangeable; it doesn't matter if you have a drive from WD or Seagate or Hitachi, they all connect to and operate the same. So I'd say go for it.
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Re: adding internal SATA Hard drives to PowerMac g4

Post by josearturo » October 28th, 2008, 11:45 pm

OK. Thanks. I'm going for it.
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Re: adding internal SATA Hard drives to PowerMac g4

Post by kriegvision » October 29th, 2008, 11:49 pm

Let us know how that works out. I vaguely remember reading somewhere (maybe here) that someone had done it and despite what Sonnet's website says, it was giving them trouble. I doubt that is the case for most people, but would still like some reassurance.
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Re: adding internal SATA Hard drives to PowerMac g4

Post by Turboladdade » October 29th, 2008, 11:53 pm

kriegvision wrote:I vaguely remember reading somewhere (maybe here) that someone had done it and despite what Sonnet's website says, it was giving them trouble.
Perhaps in this thread?

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Re: adding internal SATA Hard drives to PowerMac g4

Post by phil connors » January 13th, 2009, 1:20 am

josearturo wrote:OK. Thanks. I'm going for it.
Did you have any problems?
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Re: adding internal SATA Hard drives to PowerMac g4

Post by current » May 4th, 2010, 4:39 am

Does anyone have a brand or model of preference in terms of selecting a SATA internal hard drive?
An internal hard drive can be purchased for use with different interfaces, including SATA ports.
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Re: adding internal SATA Hard drives to PowerMac g4

Post by sxbaan » May 4th, 2010, 9:51 am

I seem to have a bias toward Seagate hard drives. I've been buying them for as long as I can remember now.
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