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G4 & OS-X Hard Drive Limitations?
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jrramsey
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Jan 21, 2004, 01:52 PM
 
I was looking for a new hard drive for my G4 and was told by Seagate that G4's cannot access over 120 GB. I'm not sure I believe this but wanted to find out the limitations...if any.
     
Scotttheking
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Jan 21, 2004, 01:58 PM
 
For machines before the MDD G4, it's technically 137GB, so 120GB is the largest HD you can fully use.
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Jan 21, 2004, 02:18 PM
 
Originally posted by Scotttheking:
For machines before the MDD G4, it's technically 137GB, so 120GB is the largest HD you can fully use.
Unless you buy a separate IDE controller card, then you can overcome the barrier.
     
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Jan 21, 2004, 07:45 PM
 
I just purchased the Sonnet tempo ATA-133 card from other world computing (macsales.com). I've now got a 160 gb drive in my old b/w.

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Jan 22, 2004, 01:16 PM
 
Thanks. Sounds like 120 is the way to go without going with a new controller.
     
   
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