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A possible fix for a highly unstable G3 or G4 Tower
Authored by: technomage on Sep 10, '05 06:20:48PM

I'm right with you. IDE controllers can fail, just like any other component, but that is an extremely unlikely event. These may be old machines, but such a failure is much, much less likely than a failing hard disk (servers and video production machines, you say?), mis-configured or buggy disk firmware/jumpers, or bad cables. If this is a school setting and happening on multiple computers of varying models, add to this the possibility that your master image is corrupt. It is well-documented that some older Apple IDE controllers are buggy, and replacing the OEM drives with new-generation ones can expose those issues.

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