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Noob SSD Question
« on: January 30, 2021, 09:42:59 AM »
I have a G4 Titanium 667mhz Powerbook that Iím thinking of putting an SSD drive in to give a bit more space and hopefully better general performance.

I gather it uses a 2.5" Ultra ATA/66 hard drive, and Iíve been reading through the thread about SSDís that seem to be happy with OS9.  My question is do modern SSDís need anything to convert the connector to fit the old Powerbook connection ribbon?  If so, what?

Thanks for any noob pointers.

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Re: Noob SSD Question
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2021, 11:56:57 PM »
Hi pmj,

I think this thread should give you an idea of ways to go about SSD:

http://macos9lives.com/smforum/index.php/topic,5447.0.html

Have fun ;)
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Ti 1 GHz / 1 GB / FW SSD / Airport Extreme PCMCIA (triple boot)
Alu 12 1.5GHz / 1.5 GB / 256 GB mSata SSD (dual boot for now)

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Re: Noob SSD Question
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2021, 07:25:13 AM »
search terms "m2 to IDE adatper" or "mSATA to IDE dapter "

mSATA SSDS are some 10% more expensive but more futureproof.

i am not sure but i think the gigabit tibooks still didnt support drives bigger than 160gb(?)


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Re: Noob SSD Question
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2021, 11:53:35 AM »
Thanks IIO thatís very helpful.

If I wanted to try one of the OWC SSDís mentioned here (3G 120 GB for instance) what converter would be needed on those?

http://macos9lives.com/smforum/index.php/topic,5447.0.html

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Re: Noob SSD Question
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2021, 01:53:00 PM »
for smaller sizes i would use m.2 (as opposed to mSATA)

on ebay&co you must be careful with wrong names, sometimes you see "NGFF" products but they are msata instead of m.2

and you can take shorter ones. an m.2 2242 or 2260 will also fit in such a m.2 2280 case.
 
 
the OCW in that list are coming with a case already so they are IDE. :) i dont think you can still buy them anywhere.
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Re: Noob SSD Question
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2021, 12:18:32 AM »

the OCW in that list are coming with a case already so they are IDE. :) i dont think you can still buy them anywhere.

Thanks again, all useful stuff.

I have Sunbow and OWC SSDís kicking around here which are cased and marked as having a SATA III interface connection. Assume if I wanted to try those Iíd need at SATA to IDE converter to attach it to the ATA/66 point in the G4?

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Re: Noob SSD Question
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2021, 12:28:24 AM »
I have Sunbow and OWC SSDís kicking around here which are cased and marked as having a SATA III interface connection. Assume if I wanted to try those Iíd need at SATA to IDE converter to attach it to the ATA/66 point in the G4?

Careful that even though SATA-to-IDE adapters exist and are compatible, they are limited to desktop computers as the laptops have too tight of a fit for the HDD to accommodate the extra adapter.

That is why all these m2/msata adapter cases are great for laptops as they fit in like the original HDD and all the electronics is inside and the storage part is removable so it is reusable/can evolve.
Ti 1 GHz / 1 GB / FW SSD / Airport Extreme PCMCIA (triple boot)
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Re: Noob SSD Question
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2021, 12:45:18 AM »
Great, thanks for that.  Will go the m2 route, appreciate the help here.

 


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