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List of SSDs that works with Mac Os 9
« on: April 23, 2020, 08:47:05 AM »
Please post the Solid State Drives that were proven to work on Mac Os 9.
I'll start with the ones I know:

List of SSDs that works with Mac Os 9

Samsung Evo 840  120Gb  (tested by myself)
Samsung Evo 840 EVO  120Gb  (tested by myself)
SanDisk Extreme PRO 240Gb (tested by myself)
Crucial MX500 (tested by torvan)
Crucial MX300 (tested by torvan)
OWC  Mercury Electra 3G (tested by FBz)
OWC OWCSSDMXLE480 Mercury Pro Legacy 480GB (tested by toasterking)
Samsung SM841 (tested by FBz)
LiteOn MU3  Model: PH6-CE120-G (tested by ssp3)
Plextor S3C  Model: PX-128S3C (tested by ssp3)

Dogfish Msata 128 GB (tested by toasterking)

KingSpec DOM (tested by Knezzen)
KingSpec PATA/IDE SSD (tested by Knezzen)

List of SSDs that DON'T works with Mac Os 9

Samsung Evo 850 DON'T works on Mac Os 9 (tested by DieHard)

Samsung Evo 860 "probably" DON'T works on Mac Os 9 (tested is needed)
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Re: List of SSDs that works with Mac Os 9
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2020, 09:25:30 AM »
Works with OS 9:

OWC  Mercury Electra 3G
Samsung SM841


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Re: List of SSDs that works with Mac Os 9
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2020, 09:46:41 AM »
Can you boot to the OWC SSD? I'm in the process of restoring my dual 533 digital audio G4 running 9.2.2 and was looking at the upgrade. I have a SATA card for other internal storage, but I can only boot to my IDE drive.

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Re: List of SSDs that works with Mac Os 9
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2020, 09:48:08 AM »
YES, the OWC does boot with OS 9.
(Here anyway.)
It's on the IDE cable with a StarTech IDE/bridge in a Quicksilver.

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Re: List of SSDs that works with Mac Os 9
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2020, 10:53:08 AM »
hehe, i already had a textfile here with the same topic-to-do
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Re: List of SSDs that works with Mac Os 9
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2020, 10:14:29 PM »
These two are of cheaper variety.

LiteOn MU3  Model: PH6-CE120-G (120GB)
Plextor S3C  Model: PX-128S3C (128GB)

Both tested by myself on DA/9.2.2, although not extensively. Both are bootable.
LiteOn was a bit quirky a couple of times and, I think I had one freeze, but I suspect that it was due to adapter used - the one that (S)ATAman dissapproves. I will order the slim one when this horror is over.
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Re: List of SSDs that works with Mac Os 9
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2020, 07:17:52 AM »
Thank you all, the list keep growing !  ;D
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Re: List of SSDs that works with Mac Os 9
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2020, 10:38:58 AM »
I've been using the OWC drives...

the Legacy (with the built in bridge)  in a 1Gz TI and also a 1Gz 17"Alu (OS9'd)

Mercury Electra 3G and also I think the 6G in QS(933) and various 1.25 MDD's

 

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Re: List of SSDs that works with Mac Os 9
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2020, 02:46:02 AM »
Just wanted to leave a "Thank you" for the list. Exactly the kind of I was looking for. Actually it would deserve a place on the website, really :-) ... will chip in my experience when I get around to do some more testing.
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Re: List of SSDs that works with Mac Os 9
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2020, 11:30:21 AM »
Should be much larger list.
Sorry after good 6 weeks of being crowned my throne collapsed and have to work again.

The bad news is that the code I wrote while being the Emperor is really shitty, have to look over again.

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Re: List of SSDs that works with Mac Os 9
« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2020, 08:47:25 AM »
KingSpec DOM
KingSpec PATA/IDE SSD
Generic PATA to mSATA adapter with generic mSATA SSD (I know, it's bad for statistics, but it works just fine)
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Re: List of SSDs that works with Mac Os 9
« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2020, 10:22:55 PM »

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« Reply #31 on: December 21, 2019, 05:46:35 AM »

I replaced IDE HDD to the Intel SSD (530 series / 120 GB) , it works GREAT, too
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Re: List of SSDs that works with Mac Os 9
« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2020, 07:10:44 PM »
1. Power Macintosh G4 Sawtooth (AGP graphics, 350 MHz), Sonnet Tempo SNT1S2 SATA 1 PCI card, Other World Computing OWCSSDMXLE480 Mercury Pro Legacy 480GB SATA SSD:  works perfectly in Mac OS 9.2.2.

2. iBook G3 Clamshell Blueberry (300 MHz), IDE-mSATA adapter with JMicron JM20330 chipset, Dogfish mSATA 128GB SSDworks perfectly in Mac OS 8.6; haven’t tried in 9.x.

3. Even older, but including it:  PowerBook 190, IDE-mSATA adapter with JMicron JM20330 chipset (same as in above iBook), Dogfish mSATA 128GB SSD (same as in above iBook):  fail in Mac OS 7.6 and 7.5.3.  Tried patched Drive Setup 1.5, patched Drive Setup 1.7.2, FWB Hard Disk Toolkit 3.0.  No disk recognized in any case.  Replaced the IDE-mSATA adapter with Ableconn IIDE-MSAT using Marvell 88SA8052 chipset; works perfectly in 7.6, 7.5.3, 7.5.5.  Stable with constant file copies for 2.5 hours, including to/from external SCSI Zip and CD-ROM.
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Re: List of SSDs that works with Mac Os 9
« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2020, 05:20:32 AM »

JMicron JM20330 - that is what these widespread white cases from china are using

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Re: List of SSDs that works with Mac Os 9
« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2020, 09:16:51 AM »
i was too fast. he is talking about msata, not 2.
but same chipset and the dogfish ssds are available on all possible formats.
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Re: List of SSDs that works with Mac Os 9
« Reply #15 on: May 05, 2020, 09:18:52 AM »
i was too fast. he is talking about msata, not 2.
but same chipset and the dogfish ssds are available on all possible formats.
And the "white case" thing threw me off a little, because mine came with a black case but is otherwise identical to your photo!

I updated my post with links to the mSATA adapters and SSDs I bought.

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Re: List of SSDs that works with Mac Os 9
« Reply #16 on: May 05, 2020, 09:21:53 AM »
i never was aware that there are similar cases with msata - i am under the impression that msata is too modern and you wouldnt have any benefits from connecting that to ATA 100 - compared to m2.

as for the dogfish, the m2 versions are some 10% cheaper. :)

hopefully that combination (current dogfish series and JM chipset converter) will work no matter the format?

so i guess i will have to check my own. one dogfish m2 and one intenso m2 are on my to do list.
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Re: List of SSDs that works with Mac Os 9
« Reply #17 on: May 05, 2020, 09:33:43 AM »
2. iBook G3 Clamshell Blueberry (300 MHz)...
3. Even older, but including it:  PowerBook 190...

It may be worth mentioning that the reason I selected 128GB SSDs for these models is because their onboard IDE controller can only address up to a 128 GB disk size.  And getting way off topic here, but... the PowerBook 5300 and 190 were released at the same time, both require System 7.5.2, and share the same case and many other components.  However, the 5300 famously has a ROM bug that limits it to 8.2 GB partitions (which I've personally confirmed) and the 190 does not seem to have that limitation.

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Re: List of SSDs that works with Mac Os 9
« Reply #18 on: May 05, 2020, 09:37:11 AM »
size limit in old machine, yes, i guessed so.

your experience about OS7 vs 8.6 is quite interesting btw, it helps to get a feeling for what all can happen. :)
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Re: List of SSDs that works with Mac Os 9
« Reply #19 on: May 06, 2020, 06:26:18 AM »
Patriot Torch works fine in my MDD.

I have a Sawtooth with a Samsung 840 Pro that works fine with 8.1 as well.