Thread: G4 hard drive upgrade
09-10-2009, 05:22 PM #1
G4 hard drive upgrade
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- Sep 10, 2009
I have a PowerMac G4 867 Quicksilver tower, M8493, 80G internal hard drive, running 10.3.9, and would like to upgrade to a larger drive and then to 10.5.6. I read that officially, internal drives larger than 128 G are not supported. Is this true for my model, or is there a work around that would allow a drive larger than 128 G? Thanks.
09-10-2009, 06:24 PM #2
yes, that is true, per drive. of course you can add multiple drives. make sure the drive you purchase is IDE/ATA.
09-10-2009, 06:33 PM #3
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- Nambucca Heads Australia
- Imac 27" Retina 3.3GHz, 512GB Flash, 16GB memory, OS X.11.4.
And the machine will already have the IDE cable in place for a second HDD> Open it up and look. Remember a second drive will need the jumpers set to slave. You can always get around the 128GB limit by installing a PCI Controller Card:-
ACard ATA/133 PCI RAID Hard Drive Controller... (AEC-6880M) at OWC
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