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Do SATA II drives work in a stock PM G5?
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WOPR
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Feb 8, 2008, 05:32 PM
 
A friend wants me to upgrade the RAM and add an extra drive to her stock single 1.8ghz PM G5. When looking for disks online they all seem to be SATA II - do these work with the G5 or do I need a specific SATA I drive? If so I seem to be screwed...

Any help appreciated.

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Feb 8, 2008, 05:34 PM
 
Actually from the wiki page a SATA II seems to be backward compatible, is this correct?

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Feb 8, 2008, 09:38 PM
 
SATA II is/was a committee, not a drive standard.

Pretty much any SATA drive works with any SATA port, including the ones in your G5.
     
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Feb 9, 2008, 06:01 AM
 
Excellent, thanks

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