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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Oct 08, 2010
    PowerMac G4, dual 1ghz, Model M8570 (ebay buy)
    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?


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    Member Since
    Dec 11, 2010
    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).

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    Member Since
    Oct 08, 2010
    PowerMac G4, dual 1ghz, Model M8570 (ebay buy)
    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.

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    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac i5 2.7GHz, 16GB memory, OS 10.11.1.
    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.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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