I have a IBM Deskstar ATA/IDE hard drive, model DTLA-305040 that came out of a Power Mac G4 (Quicksilver) whose power supply died. I'm trying to install the hard drive in the open bay of a Power Mac G5 9,1 - A1093 with a 1.8 GHz processor, which (I think/guess) takes a SATA hard drive. Is there a cable I can use to make the hard drive "compatible" inside the G5? Or would it be better to just get a cable to access the hard drive externally, copy the data off it and then be done with the old hard drive? It's pretty old and apparently these IBM Deskstar drives had a lot of issues.
Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4), Model 5,1/2.4 GHz/8 core (mid 2010)
I am contemplating buying this drive [URL:...] (at a much lower price from another seller) to use on my Macbook Pro 2.2 SR. I have an Apple 4-pin to 6-pin FW 400 cable and was wondering if this would power the hard drive? The FW400 cable that it comes with has a USB2.0 and FW400 split, which is leaving me to believe that it may need to draw power from the USB bus. Does anyone know if it will draw this solely from one FW 400 cable?
This is an intermittent problem. I have a dual processor PowerMacG5 2GHz. The computer won't boot up. Used disc utility to find out that no hard drive was detected. Thought hard drive was bad. Installed new hard drive. Installed Tiger. Rebooted. Computer won't boot, disc utility shows no hard drive. Unplugged computer. Removed hard drive. Started disc utility from disk. Turned off machine. Unplugged. Installed hard drive. Started up machine. Machine runs fine. Now turned machine off and tried to restart again, now no hard drive detected again. Redid unplugging and reinstallation of hard drives. Now both hard drives works fine. This problem can be repeated. I prefer not to ever turn off my machine again. Startup procedure with unplugging, reinstallation of hard drives is just a pain.
I have got myself in a very sorry state. I have a G5 powermac with two harddrives, one that the system runs on and the other that i have called STUFF and ....well has all my stuff on it. While on the phone talking i managed somehow( dont ask) to drag the STUFF hard drive into the Trash and it disappeared in a puff of smoke, and well... i need it back.
I cant find the HD within finder, but managed to find it while looking in disc utility but have not been able to drag it to desktop or anything like that.Anyway, if you have any ideas as to how i can go back in time and get my HD i would be seriously grateful.
I am using an external hard drive with Airport Extreme for Time Machine. Should I be worried about my data in an event of power loss because the drive is always mounted? Has anyone loss a drive due to power loss and what have you done to fix it or prevent it? What are you using as backup power and why? I know I can go with Drobo, but are there other lower cost options?
Anyone know where I can buy an extra AC cable for the MagSafe 85W power supply that came with my late 08 MBP? I'd like an extra cable and I'm not interested in ponying up the dough for the entire power supply. I checked the Apple Store and Macmall, but haven't found anything as of yet.
I do know that the standard north American plug will not fit the outlet in Australia/New Zealand, but do I need to use a 220V to 110V poser converter? My Apple 85W MagSafe Power supply is labeled, 110-240~1.5A 50-60Hz. Or can I get away with [URL]?
I'm looking at the specs page for the MacBook Pro and it reads this...
Your MacBook Pro comes standard with a 5400-rpm Serial ATA hard drive. Choose a hard drive with a faster speed for greater performance. Or you can choose a solid-state drive that offers enhanced durability.
Basically suggesting that the HDD option has a performance advantage over the SSD, but is this the case? I always thought SSDs could read & write quicker because they use solid-state flash memory as opposed to hard disks.
I want to go with the 256GB SSD but I want to know how it ranks in speed.
I want to know if there is a way to connect sata 2.5 hd's to the sata connections in the mac pro. I cannot seem to find the cables to be able to do this. Can someone help with a link? I have several 250gb sata drives that have been taken out of mbp's and would like to put them to work.
I have looked and found several ways to access the ports, but have been stuck at finding the cable.
Can someone point me where I can get that 6-pin power cable that connects the videocard to the MP motherboard, I remember someone mentioned where one could purchase this cable but I forgot which thread it was.
I got up and tripped over the power cable and It popped out (thanks magsafe! ) but the computer immediately shut down. I plugged it back in and started it up to see my clock was messed up. I changed the clock and redid the update. Everything seems to be working now but I was just wondering if anything else could have happened?
So just today I was using my MacBook, then I put it down, and noticed smoke coming from the ground. The end part of my power cable was slightly on fire. I quickly took it out my laptop and from the wall. So now the cable's burnt itself, is it covered by AppleCare? I am still in warranty from when I bought the laptop.
I am searching for any bright ideas to power up my Macbook. I find myself in Belize without my cable cord for my Macbook but I happen to have a powered up PC. Any ideas on how I might use maybe my PC to power up my Macbook?
I have searched high and low to find a simple adaptor connection cable to link my Hi Fi to the G4 so that I can record my favorite old LP's and cassettes into iTunes and burn them onto CD with Toast 7 once cleaned up. A wireless unit that works in reverse to the iPod to Hi Fi would be ideal. If I had the technical expertise to design one, assuming not already available somewhere, I would patent this rather than having to have cable traveling from room to room.
The longer the cable the greater the audio loss, if you believe the cable manufacturers. Some of the music I want to record is just not available on CD whether original LPs or in compilations. One artist in particular, Annabel Lamb, I have requested the iTunes Store to incorporate several times with no response. Even the technical Q and A on Roxio's site does not help. Roxannes great the way she tracks the pointer though.
Information: G4 Quicksilver Mac OS X (10.3.x) 250Gb Hard Drive 1.2Gb Memory
I have a uni-body Macbook Pro (Late 2008) At the time of it's release, Apple was still selling the old type of magsafe power cables... (The one that a lot of people reported having melting and other issues with. )
Well, mine has been fine, (and still works) but I'm starting to get worried about the serious fraying inside the cable casing. (See pictures below) I never ever use the wrapping clips on the adapter to wrap my cable around. I always coil it up loosely, to prevent further damage.
Basically what I'm wondering is, if I bring this into Apple will they replace it for free? Or will I have to pay for it? I do have Apple Care.
dog chewed through the cable that runs from the wall to the power adapter for my 20' ACD. I've only been able to find either the adapter, or the adapter and the cord. I just need the cord. Anyone know where i can buy just the CORD, i dont need another power adaptor.