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help adding 200gb hard disk to g4 733!

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I need help, I just added a 200gb internal hard disk to a power mac g4 733mhz and OSX only recognizes 137gb(127 formated). Drive is a seagate barracuda ata100, 7200rpm.
I got an answer saying that's because this large drives require ata133 bus and my mac is only ata100. (although hard disk is ata100).

How do I solve this? Is there any osx upgrade that can solve it?
Can I use a PCI IDE controler card to enable the full 200gb?

or just sell it and get a 120gb drive instead?(don't like to "loose" 70gb!)

Thanks in advance
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Maybe this can help…

Here are testimonies of users that have had success using 160+ hard drives.

Here is Apple's response
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Thanks for the links.

I'll try first upgrade to OS10.2x and see if it recognises the full capacity.
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if you got an ATA133 PCI card, that would enable you to use the whole 200GB
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I would live to have a pci ide card but they cost as much as the drive itself. At least the ones I found in the UK. So not an option for now.

Thank you all
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