[OT] Mac PPC and USB2 ?

stephen barncard stephenREVOLUTION2 at barncard.com
Wed Jun 9 13:07:03 EDT 2010


Richmond, do you have a problem with Firewire? Even FW 400 is way faster
than USB2 for extended disk operations. (IMHO) USB is for mice and keyboards
and USB sticks.

On 9 June 2010 09:52, Richmond <richmondmathewson at gmail.com> wrote:

> So; my G4 MAC went wonky; very wonky.
>
> So; I ran out and spent 150 Euros on a Maxell 1.5 TB 'Tank' with
> a USB2 interface; and spend the better part of 9 days backing
> the computer up (remember the useful motto: "never do the
> sensible thing until after the disaster happens")
>
> For those who are interested in this type of thing; the MAC wouldn't 'see'
> the 1.5 TB disk for WRITE until it had been partitioned into 10 150 GB
> partions.
>
> The G4 MAC only has USB1 ports . . .
>
> So; late to the table as usual . . .  :)
>
> Can anybody recommend a USB2 card I can pop in the back of my G4?
>
> Hey; maybe there is a way to ensure that restoration doesn't
> take another 9 days.
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