Thread: EIDE hard drive in my G4
12-31-2004, 11:12 AM #1ShakermakerGuestEIDE hard drive in my G4
I bought a 200GB EIDE hard drive (because I didn't realize it was an EIDE drive at the time I purchased it!) and installed it in my machine with no problems. However while my Mac does see it and allow me to use it, it only shows up as a 120GB hard drive. Is there any way I can get around this and force my Mac to use all 200GB or is it a limitation of the IDE controller inside my G4?
12-31-2004, 01:47 PM #2
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Have you tried looking at it with disk utility. If you can see it, you may need to create two partitions.Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, It's about learning to dance in the rain!
12-31-2004, 05:39 PM #3LashaGuest
Hey, I have a question, what's EIDE? I know it stands for Enhanced IDE, but is it any different than regular IDE? And do they compare to SCSI drives? Why does it only show 120 when it's 200GB? Any specific reason? Thanks.
01-01-2005, 08:31 AM #4
Originally Posted by Lasha
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The 120GB limit was the limit older IDE-controllers had. I knew the G3s had that limit, but for a G4, this is new to me.
Anyway, you can easily solve it by buying a PCI IDE controller, and connect your new drive to it.
01-01-2005, 01:22 PM #5
The only G4's that don't have that limit are the Quicksilver and Mirrored door models. All other ones need a new IDE controller.
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