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thomash 01-24-2011 06:57 AM

Power Mac mirror door drive
Hi guys and gals,

whats size hard drives would my machine take? i think i've confused myself in thinking it would take a max 120gb. I read it on a spec sheet somewhere but now i'm thinking this to be the max hard drive it came with when new. does that make sense?


gsahli 01-24-2011 09:00 AM

There is no size/partition limit on MDD Macs. However, it uses PATA/IDE drives, NOT the newer SATA drives.
Since SATA drives are now the standard, PATA drives are going up in price (or, at least higher than SATA).

thomash 01-24-2011 02:22 PM

Hi gsahil,

yes I know all about the SATA drives and the lack of IDE drives. I've got a SATA/IDE adaptor but will try it outside the machine first. Thanks for the info anyway.

harryb2448 01-24-2011 03:51 PM

Want a tip thomas?

Tried one of those adapters in a 1.25DP MDD yonks ago and not worth the cash. Best option was a Raptor 10,000RPM drive and they are still about as PATA/IDE.

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