[OT] Mac PPC and USB2 ?

Richmond richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Wed Jun 9 13:37:22 CDT 2010

On 06/09/2010 09:28 PM, stephen barncard wrote:
> There are no PATA drives over 500 gig. The technology shifted after that
> point.

That is NOT true; I have a 750 PATA (IDE/ATA) drive in my G4; ordered it
through Amazon.uk about 2 years ago.

It seems hard to obtain PATA drives nowadays; this is sad as I have about
5 perfectly serviceable Pentium 4s lying around that, with decent size 
hard drives
(i.e. not the 20 GB ones they currently have) could be 'thrown' at quite 
a few
of my pupils for the cost of a PATA drive (80-160 GB) and Mint XFCE; for 
they would be very happy.

> 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
> http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4143850&csid=_25

Thank you very much for the link.

I wonder why, as well as having 4 external USB2 ports it has 2 internal 
I'd be hard-put to squeeze anything else inside my G4; although a second fan
(err??? possibly connected to an internal USB port) might not be a bad 

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