Which SSD device for G5
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    asrael22
    Posts: 330 from 2014/6/11
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    Hi.

    Which SSD device will work in a PowerMac G5?
    Any suggestions?



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    asrael22
    Posts: 330 from 2014/6/11
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    I was looking for a OWC-Mercury-Electra-240GB-Serial. It's a SATA II device.
    But I have no clue whether it will work in a G5?


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    Andreas_Wolf
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    > Which SSD device will work in a PowerMac G5?

    The G5 has SATA1, so all SATA1 SSDs, virtually all SATA2 SSDs and virtually no SATA3 SSDs should work.
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    Quote:

    asrael22 wrote:
    I was looking for a OWC-Mercury-Electra-240GB-Serial. It's a SATA II device.
    But I have no clue whether it will work in a G5?


    Manfred


    Yes, I have had that exact drive and it will work in a G5 or a G4 with an SATA adapter.
    But mine has failed prematurely (in about a year) and Aaron at AOTL is getting an RMA for me.

    I don't think this is typical, as virtually everyone else has told me that their SSDs have been very reliable.

    But both of the SSDs I've bought...failed (and they do that with no warning what so ever).

    Long term, I'm not sure they are that much more reliable than mechanical drives (which surprises me).
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    ernsteiswuerfel
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    I got a Samsung 840 EVO working in one G5. But in my other G5 it does not work. :-(
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    Yes, what Andreas stated is for the most part correct. All standard SATA interface drives will work, many SATA2 drives will work, SATA3 drives won't work at all.
    And I was quite satisfied with my OWC SATA2 drive...until it abruptly stopped functioning.

    At this time, I have several 2.5" conventional hard drives, most of which work under MorphOS. And since our storage needs are modest, these 250-320 GB drives are humming away in my computers for now.

    Since OWC drives are warranted for three years, they'll exchange mine.
    So I'll have at least one SSD. I might just put it in my X64 laptop though.

    MorphOS only benefits just so much from these devices.
    I know some of you will object to that statement, but I don't see the point in spending too much to expand dated hardware.

    [ Edited by Jim 07.04.2018 - 21:22 ]
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    asrael22
    Posts: 330 from 2014/6/11
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    Hmm, OK.
    Unfortunately this OWC drive is quite expensive.
    Cost more than double as current SATA III devices.
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    In my G5 Quad works a Samsung Evo 850. Works like a charm. The Evo 850 is pretty fast and Leopard is very stable.
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  • Jim
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    Quote:

    asrael22 wrote:
    Hmm, OK.
    Unfortunately this OWC drive is quite expensive.
    Cost more than double as current SATA III devices.





    Well, you could try to find an SATA2 SSD that works in your system.
    The drive Danica mentioned is an option, but it doesn't seem to work for everyone.
    Price is a primary reason I'm still using conventional drives, but some OWC resellers prices (while not competitive with a cheap SATA3 SSDs) aren't too bad.
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    I have a Intel SATA2 SSD in my G5 - Works great !
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    Acill
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    SATA3 will work just not as full speed. I am using a Samsung 512GB SSD in mine with no problems at all.
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    asrael22
    Posts: 330 from 2014/6/11
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    I had tried an "Intenso 256GB SSD SATAIII" but it didn't work although it has SATA 1.5GB compatibility.


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    [ Edited by asrael22 08.04.2018 - 21:36 ]
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    Andreas_Wolf
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    > SATA3 will work just not as full speed. I am using a Samsung 512GB SSD
    > in mine with no problems at all.

    I guess there is almost no better place than this thread to inform about the exact product name and/or part number :-)
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    igracki
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    I have a SanDisk SDSSDA24 with 240GB, works nicely in my G5 PowerMac 7,3!
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  • Jim
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    Cool, if a second user could verify that, I'd be thrilled, because SATA2 drives just aren't coming down into the range SATA3 drives sell for (and that OWC failure kind of bugs me - warranty or no).
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    asrael22
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    I can confirm that a Samsung Evo 850 works.
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  • Jim
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    Quote:

    asrael22 wrote:
    I can confirm that a Samsung Evo 850 works.


    Cool. On the high end in terms of price, but known working...that's a good thing.
    I've been stumbling around trying these out myself.

    So my first SSD on an X64 worked, but failed.
    My first SSD on a G5, an OWC, worked but failed prematurely.

    And with this...I have a candidate for my third SSD.

    I can save the cheap SATAIII drives for my X64 laptop.
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    Intuition
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    Quote:

    asrael22 wrote:
    I can confirm that a Samsung Evo 850 works.


    480GB KingDian SSD works too.
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    koszer
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    Apple SSD TS256A here, works flawlessly.
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