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Jun 9, 2012

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.

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Oct 30, 2007

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Sep 13, 2009

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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.

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and the other end of it does it fit any standard pc vid card? or is it also smaller?

as i plan to buy this for my Mac Pro so i can power up the 8800 gtx

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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.

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May 6, 2012

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Nov 19, 2007

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.

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Nov 11, 2010

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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.

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Dec 24, 2007

Was on my PB last night, went to pick the power cable up by the transformer and it emitted a spark, a little bang and then some smoke.

It was very very hot. It was late, and I was slow to react and it remained plugged into the computer after this had happened still charging it as if nothing had happened.

The computer is fine too.

Basically, I'd like to know if anyone has had a similar issue happen to them, and if I should get a new power cord? Or if you think it is okay to carry on using this one.

I haven't plugged it in since last night to see if it works or not, I am worried it will break the lap top.

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May 22, 2008

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Aug 20, 2009

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