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Firewire 800 and PowerMac G4 500 (Sawtooth)
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ginop1
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Aug 24, 2004, 03:00 PM
 
Before I went out and purchased a Firewire 800 hard drive I wanted to check here first if my Mac can handle it or if I was limited to Firewire 400 only. Does anyone know if a PowerMac G4 500 (Sawtooth model) is compatible with Firewire 800?
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Aug 24, 2004, 03:02 PM
 
The machine came with FireWire 400, which you are limited to unless you pick up a FireWire 800 PCI card. Quite expensive.
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Aug 24, 2004, 03:55 PM
 
Is it possible to purchase a Firewire 800 hard drive (with the understanding that the speed will be cut in half on my current Mac) and then have the hard drive run at full speed when I upgrade to a G5? Or do I definitely have to have a card to run the drive no matter what?
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Aug 24, 2004, 05:29 PM
 
It will work fine plugged into a FireWire 400 port.
     
   
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