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Old 11-09-2009, 01:37 PM
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Will a G5 run with an IDE/ATA drive on a ACARD PCI card?


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Old 11-09-2009, 02:11 PM
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Good question. I would guess yes, as long as you can find a card that has updates that support new(er) OSes.

I helped a customer a few years back that had an upgraded G4 QS with a Siig ATA card that was having hardware issues. Turned out to be that a software update (....10.4.something...) was the issue. The card needed a firmware update or two....which took a while to hunt down from both Siig and Acard. Once patched, it was happy again.

With the price of drives so low, how about putting your ATA drives in an external case, and going with a new SATA for your G5? You would feel the speed bump of a new drive vs. an older ATA drive.
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Old 11-09-2009, 02:36 PM
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Thanks,

I have a 500 GB SATA Drive. I just wanted to clone it off of my current ATA drive.


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Old 11-09-2009, 03:05 PM
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Would it be more useful, after the cloning is done, in FW case?
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Old 11-09-2009, 04:05 PM
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More useful in an external firewire? I do not know the pros or cons for an external vs an internal configuration.


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Old 11-26-2009, 06:05 PM
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Hello,

some ATA controllers shown as SCSI gear to the OS other are non bootable.

Cloning a system from a SATA HD to such a controller can render the clone unbootable. Check that before killing the source.

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