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Maximum Hard disk size G4 supports?
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Sep 20, 2004, 08:40 AM
 
hi
what is the maximum hard disk size supported by G4 when mac os 9 is installed on it? does G4 have atapi support if os 9 is installed?

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Sep 20, 2004, 07:30 PM
 
I have a strange feeling it's 137 GB. Im not sure... i might be wrong. That's a G4 tower, i think.
     
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Sep 21, 2004, 08:50 AM
 
Originally posted by storer:
I have a strange feeling it's 137 GB. Im not sure... i might be wrong. That's a G4 tower, i think.
thank you for that but can u help me find out the details for the following:
1) Max Hard disk size on G3 for mac os 9 nad mac os 8?
     
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Sep 21, 2004, 10:52 AM
 
HFS limits
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=24601
The B&W use ATA 33 or 66 and is limited to 120 GB
     
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Sep 21, 2004, 11:26 AM
 
That depends on your computer, not your OS. It doesn't matter if you're running OS 9 or OS X, the limit depends on the drive controller in your computer. So, which model G4 do you have? If it is a graphite tower, it has a maximum limit of 137 GB. If it's an early Quicksilver tower (733, 867, or dual processor 800 MHz), it also has the 137 GB limit. However, if it's a later Quicksilver tower (single 800, 933, dual processor 1 GHz) or a mirror drive door tower, the sky's the limit.

Wait, do you have a G4 or a G3? You originally said G4 and then you said G3.

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