[geeks] SATA on G4 Power Mac (bootable?)
Jonathan C. Patschke
jp at celestrion.net
Wed Jan 24 16:42:16 CST 2007
On Wed, 24 Jan 2007, Lionel Peterson wrote:
> I'm wondering if shoving in a PCI SATA controller such as this
> would give me a meaningful boost in performance - anyone ever use one?
I would expect so. When I upgraded my QuickSilver from its onboard IDE
to a SATA controller, the system suddenly became much more responsive.
I can't say how much of that was a newer controller versus a newer
drive, but the overall combined upgrade was well worth it.
> I'd like to remove IDE drives and install a couple SATA drives,
> ideally booting off the SATA drive.
SIIG makes a board that can do just that. You'll still need the onboard
IDE to drive your optical devices, but that's it.
Jonathan Patschke ) "A man who never dreams goes slowly mad."
Elgin, TX ( --Thomas Dolby, "Valley of the Mind's Eye"
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