3 Replies Latest reply: Sep 25, 2010 3:56 PM by Pondini
legolas-woodelf Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Following on from my Freecom thread:
http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=2588676&tstart=0
it looks as though I'm going to have the send the drive back as the manufacturer says it's not sold as a bootable device.

So which drive should I buy to ensure that it will boot my PowerPC G4 iMac?

I know it needs to have the following:

1) Firewire 400 interface.
2) HFS+ Formatting (which I can do if it's a PC formatted drive)
3) Apple Partition Map (as above)
4) Cloned OS from my internal hard drive (to be done using Carbon Copy Cloner)
5) Ideally Oxford chipset or other Mac bootable chipset.

Points 1 to 4 are easy (and the Freecom drive that wouldn't work ticked all of them), but point 5 is more difficult as suppliers are unlikely to know what chips are inside their many drives.

Does anyone know if these would be bootable:

http://www.misco.co.uk/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=398154&Ca tId=0

http://www.misco.co.uk/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=342134&Ta b=2&NoMapp=0

http://www.misco.co.uk/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=349898&Ca tId=0

http://www.misco.co.uk/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=358284&Ca tId=0

As ever, any thoughts or advice most gratefully received.

 17" iMac  PowerPC G4  1.25Ghz  512MB RAM  80Gb Internal Hard Drive  Mac OS X (10.5.8) , Mac OS X (10.5.8)