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    Jul 01, 2008
    500 gb Internal Hardisk turn 128gb
    I've just installed a hard disk on my old Powermac G4 Dual 450. Turns out to only have 128 capacity when the hard disk is actually of 500 gb capacity.

    I called AppleCare and they suggest that i send it down for their technician to service, for a price. Just like to try my luck here before making any money-making decisions.

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    Sep 24, 2006
    Brooklyn, New York
    15" 2014 MacBook Pro, i7 2.5Ghz, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD; iPad 3, iPhone 6
    This is not an issue with the HDD but with your G4, which cannot see IDE drives of greater than 137GB, giving you a 128GB partition. I cannot remember where I read this, but it's a limitation of Motherboard I believe - something to do with 28-bit controller.
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    Dec 24, 2002
    Los Angeles, California
    2 x 3.0GHz Quad-Core, 6GB OS X 10.6.8 | 15in MacBook Pro 2.2GHz OS X 10.6.8 | 64GB iPad 2 WiFi
    I believe that Zoolook is correct. I am not sure if this will work, but you can try to making partitions of 137gb or less.
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