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    but it also sounds as if there isn't a clear cut answer for him as to IDE or SATA. Is it that the G4 supports both, or did Infill make a manufacturing decision to transition from using one to the other?
    Naqueal stated that the manufacturing changed recently to move from IDE to SATA....
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedGTiVR6 View Post
    Naqueal stated that the manufacturing changed recently to move from IDE to SATA....
    Thanks for the clarification, with only 8 posts and the following statement (i.e. "safe to say" & "most likley") I didn't want bir or anyone else to assume that just because my G4 is SATA that ALL future G4s would be. If he's going to make the decision to void his warranty, it might as well be for an attempt at a successful upgrade and not a dissappoint peak at his IDE ribbon.

    Quote Originally Posted by naqueal View Post
    Its safe to say if you just purchased a G4 within the last week you most likely have a SATA drive installed.
    Didn't know naqueal worked or spoke on behalf for mp3car.com, my apologies. But now we know SATA, and knowing is half the battle

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    naqueal - thanks for the info, that certainly clarifies the confusion on IDE and SATA info on the net.

    I heard back from mp3car and they indicated they are looking into larger drive options for the future, so great news!

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    hi, guys.
    Some g4 units are sata and some are ide. I have personaly upgraded mine to 160gb ide and a 2 ghz memory modual. Huge increase in performance.

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    Hmmm I'm assuming you mean 2gb if so thats great! I could i get a screen shot of the of the general tab under system properties. The 1gb upgrade did wonders the 2gb upgrade if possible just cant be described.

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    Did you have to change anything in the bios settings for the 2gb upgrade?? I just installed a 2gb ddr2 pc5300 sodimm and it is only seeing it as 1gb!

    Thanks...

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    Maybe 1 GB is the limit Or maybe its the speed of the ram chip your using. Any 1 have a 4200 speed chip to try ?

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    Unhappy

    It looks like Nikzaf in #14 reply installed a 2gb module. I know the unit uses pc-4200, but I was only able to get pc-5300 which is supposed to be compatable with pc-4200 memory, so I'm not sure why it isn't recognizing it. Frustrating!

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