By atestarr Thu May 10, 2018 3:06 pm
if i had been able to find an IDE SSD when i did this 8 years ago, I would have gone that route instead. ended up using an ide ssd for my old 2004 G4 to run aksys on OS 9 instead. easy peasy.
Funkstar2 wrote:Can someone please explain the purpose of " to USB 2.0 External Hard Drive Enclosure"? I don't understand why this is required
MPCdawk wrote:.. as long as it is set to be a master on the IDE bus.
Horseclick wrote:just to update while my mpc was open, i installed a StarTech 40 Pin IDE PATA to SATA Adapter[/quote]
set it on master, then installed a samsung 850 pro
my friend removed my fan and "spliced" the noctua low noise cable and fitted (dead silent ) mpc makes little to 0 noise now.
Noctua NF-A6x25 FLX
having 120gb and having nightmares with aksys, i decided i need to have access to my ssd rather then mounting it internally i wantted to be able to copy paste back stuff up without aksys.
StarTech.com 5.25in Trayless Hot Swap Mobile Rack for 3.5in Hard Drive
took me a while to try adn fit it, one side i use a metal 2.5/3.5 vracket the other side i had to zip tie.
used the same ide/sata connecter
now that was working good,
how to get a 2.5 drive to fit in a 3.5 drive.
used a adapter.
fitted my 850 pro in there
now i can take out my drive and back stuff up to and from the pc.
once again just want to thank frank, in a birght welly lite room the 4ks screen is fully visible and to me it seems sharper.
frank how many kits do have left?
i know this is a limited run so people if you want them get them quick.
mrbrownwst wrote:No worries, thanks for the reply.
I've actually sent the adaptor back now but I can get another if needs be. I had mine connected up exactly like your first picture, with the cd drive removed and the SSD & adaptor connected where the original HD was.
In response to your question regarding formatting the drive, when I first installed the SSD (like above) it didn't show up at all so there was no option to format it in the MPC. I then removed the drive and formatted it on a PC but it still didn't show up when I put it back in the MPC. I tested the SSD in a external caddy and plugged it into the front USB on the MPC and it read it fine, loaded files etc, I could also format the SSD from the MPC that way so I did, but again when I put it back inside the MPC it didn't show up.