External HD enclosure for 2003 HD power G4

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I have a Seagate model # ST380011A internal HD from my Power Mac G4 Desktop tower. I removed it and would like to purchase an external HD enclosure 3.5". But I'm not sure if USB 2.0 or 3.0 will be compatible with this HD. Does anyone know if this will work and/or can you recommend an enclosure? I have not used the Mac since 2005 do to a failed PSU and do not remember what OS was installed.

Also it is SATA 2
 
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Also it is SATA 2
Are you 100% sure about this? Unless you installed some sort of upgrade expansion card that allowed the use of SATA drives…most (or all) Powermac G4's used IDE hard drives.

- Nick
 
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SATA2 (mentioned in post #1)…and S2ATA (mentioned in post # 3)…are certainly not the same.;) This hard drive is almost certainly an IDE drive.:)



Yes…this is the sort of external HD case I would recommend. IDE interface internally (for the IDE HD)…and USB interface externally for compatibility with modern computers.

- Nick

Ok great. Thank you Nick!
 

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Did a search on the Seagate site. Drives with that number are identified as ATA 100 which makes it IDE.
 
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That 2003 G4 only has USB 1.1 (Power Mac Towers didn't get USB 2.0 until the G5), so I would suggest a FW400 connection on your enclosure as it is WAY faster than USB 1.1.
 
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