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klallam
10-13-2001, 11:04 AM
I have a G4/450 (Sawtooth, AGP graphics) that I bought with a SCSI adapter straight from the Apple store. I now want to use the built-in Ultra ATA connector that has been sitting unused on the mainboard for two years. I purchased 40GB Seagate U6 which says it is Ultra ATA/100. The literature that came with the drive mentions having to format the drive in a certain way using software they provided to get all the benefits of ATA/100. Of course, this software is Windows/DOS only.

My questions are these:

Is my UltraATA port in the computer capable of running UltraATA/100 or will I be running at a slower speed?

Can I use whatever formatting software comes with OS 9.1 or should I use a third party for best performance?

Thanks for your help!

ricks
10-13-2001, 03:55 PM
I believe that the onboard controller is ATA66. You certainly don't have to do anything special to install, just run Drive Setup and reboot.

Rick