Anyone gotten an SSD working on the G4?
Has anyone gotten an SSD to work with the G4?
My current drive is a 250GB SATA Samsung HM250JI. But it seems to be dying (lots of hard drive errors at every bootup), and I want something that will make resumes from hibernate much faster.
So I spent $400 on an Intel X25-M SSD, since I read numerous reviews that the controller used in other SSDs will causes frequent freezes.
The problem is that the G4 BIOS rarely detects the drive. Sometimes it does detect it, and it shows up fine in the BIOS, but then it will not be detected by either Acronis or the XP setup.
One thing that concerns me is that the G4 BIOS just shows Parallel ATA (PATA) instead of Serial ATA. There is no way to connect a PATA drive (other than the thin ribbon cable used for the DVD), but it seems that the SATA connection is there by way of Infill having soldered on a SATA adapter, which may not be fully meeting the SATA specification.
I think that I am about to smash this G4 to pieces. It has wasted so many hours for me.
Any ideas? I was hoping maybe for a BIOS upgrade, but I haven't found one yet. Definitely not on http://www.infill.co.kr/, which doesn't seem to have any mention of their G4 any longer.
(The only thread I saw was http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/mp3c...-harddisk.html, and there it fails on hibernate.)