Mac IDE drives vs PC IDE drives

Mac IDE drives vs PC IDE drives

Post by Doug » Wed, 06 Aug 2003 00:15:41

Do Mac IDE drives follow the same electrical standards as the PC IDE drives?

I want to transfer data from an old Performa 637CD to a slot loading iMac
running OS 9.1.

Since the Performa has no way to directly network to the iMac, I am thinking
of pulling the drive and putting it in my external USB drive case. Then I
just hook the drive to the iMac and transfer the data.

I have done this a lot when pulling drives from old PC's...I just drop the
drive in the case and hook it to another PC and I can get the data without

Any reason that it won't work on these Mac's?

Mac IDE drives vs PC IDE drives

Post by hbelkin » Wed, 06 Aug 2003 00:33:22

Should not be a problem whatsoever.

But doesn't that Performa have an Ethernet port?

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Mac IDE drives vs PC IDE drives

Post by rccharle » Thu, 07 Aug 2003 01:25:23


There is a qualification that the IDE standard has changed over the
years. You may not be able to put a new ATA drive in a very old