[G4] SSD?

Richard Klein richspk at gmail.com
Mon Jan 17 14:41:34 PST 2011

On Mon, Jan 17, 2011 at 5:25 PM,  <RELNGSON at aol.com> wrote:
> I've been getting the sales pitch from OWC in re: solid state drives and I'm
> wondering what benefit my G4 MDD might realize. It's a Dual 867, upgraded to
> Dual 1.6 with the RAM maxed out at 2GB. I would be replacing my second HD
> (60GB) and making it the startup drive instead of the 120GB drive I use
> presently which was removed from my old single 867 MDD.
> They claim their SSDs are much faster but I wonder if in real life, would I
> notice it?

I think SSDs will be limited by your IDE bus (which will also
drastically reduce your options; most SSDs are SATA), so the question
is: how close are your standard hard drives to saturating the IDE bus?
 I don't know the answer to that, but I suspect it's not worth the
price to put an SSD in a G4.


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