[OT] Mac PPC and USB2 ?

stephen barncard stephenREVOLUTION2 at barncard.com
Wed Jun 9 14:28:12 EDT 2010

There are no PATA drives over 500 gig. The technology shifted after that

Yeah, old G4s. I have a bunch of them. I know. G4s kinda like Tiger but they
really don't like Leopard. Some of the later ones (as well as my G5 ) have
these giant processor sections with liquid cooling and outside pipes that
look like miniatures of the first hydrogen bomb.

TIGER DIRECT has a cheap ($14) USB card that seems to be rated for Mac and
has good reviews


On 9 June 2010 11:10, Richmond <richmondmathewson at gmail.com> wrote:

> What is not at all clear to me is what is actually inside the Maxell Tank;
> documentation is minimal
> to say the least, and I am reluctant to open the thing up until its
> guarantee expires (2 years); but,
> for a 1.5 TB disk it is rather cheap. Should it contain a PATA or a SATA
> disk I am wondering about
> buying an empty Firewire enclosure in Britain (will be over there for 12
> days at the start of August)
> to transfer it to.
> --------------------------------------
> The whole thing, ultimately, boils down to my own stupidity. I should have
> realised that a G4 Mac at
> 7 years old just might throw a tantrum; and I should have made proviso for
> that; but didn't.
> --
Stephen Barncard
San Francisco

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