The Power Mac G5 was one of the last PowerPC machines Apple produced and sold. It remains a capable computer today. This website is dedicated to the venerable machine, providing users with information on available hardware and software choices for their G5.
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Did you just pick up a Power Mac G5 via eBay, CraigsList, or locally? Are you interested in souping up that old G5 sitting in your garage? Do you need to squeeze more life out of your office or home G5?
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Published on January 20, 2015
I'm thankful for emails from some regular readers, especially in response to my trial and error adventures with new SSDs. So, it's time for us to try to put a list together of the top 5-6 recommended drives that work with our G5s.
Please use the comments below. I'll also be posting a thread in the MacRumors PowerPC forum to generate some responses as well.
I'll be updating this with more information and notes as I get other suggestions.
It sounds like there are several troubleshooting options when trying to get your SSD to work in a G5. First, remove any other drives, and try it solo. Put the drive in either bay - upper or lower - to see if you get different results. Second, if you are trying to use two drives in the G5, experiment with the other drive being SATA I. You may only be able to have one SATA III or II drive at a time in your G5 configuration, although it appears this varies based on the different chipsets and manufacturers of the drives. Third, pay attention to the version of Leopard that you are installing from. Later versions may be better able to see and partition your SSD.
Stay tuned for more info to come.