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Going to upgrade to Intel Mac
Old 24th January 2007
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Going to upgrade to Intel Mac

I'm currently using a dual 2.5ghz G5 and am considering getting an Intel machine.

The big question is....can I just swap the SATA drives from my G5 into the new Intel box or is there going to be a catastrophic failure due to the OS expecting one process and getting another?

I use:

Waves diamond bundle
Autotune 5
Altiverb 5
and a UAD card

From what I can see on the net all of these products are ready for the Intel machine or have some sort of solution. Is that correct or am I going to find that something wont work with the new computer?

Thanks for any and all of you input thumbsup
Old 24th January 2007
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You can't run a G5 (or PPC) operating system on an Intel Mac, so it's best to start fresh and install all your software on the Intel machine. Your SATA drives will still work hardware-wise, but Apps will have to be re-installed (and make sure they're the UB versions). Preference files can be copied over from the G5 though.

All the software you listed are available as UBs but not necessarily the versions you listed - for example Altiverb 5 isn't UB, but Altiverb 6 is.
Old 24th January 2007
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the setup assistant works great at getting your settings from one comp to another.

used that a bunch in the past.

good luck!
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