Thread: Hardware Questions
11-27-2006, 11:45 AM #1Hardware Questions
Hello all, I am looking into buying a second hand G4 733 system. However, it only comes with a 40gig HDD and I plan to do video editing with it, so that will not do. My question is: can you stick any hard drive in the puppies, or do u have to buy specific ones that are compatible with macs. And what about disk drives? I know the g4 comes with a dvd burner, but im guessing not dual layer. can u put any dvd burner into it? thanks guys!
11-27-2006, 11:57 AM #2
I assume it's a PowerMac G4? In that case, any 3.5" IDE hard disk should work up to 128GB. There is a limitation in the PowerMac G4 IDE controller that limits the maximum size to 128GB, although if you buy a Mac compatible PCI IDE controller (Sonnet do one, but it's not cheap) you can use any sized new drive.
11-27-2006, 12:01 PM #3
yes you are correct that it is a powermac. so you are saying i can slap in any ide HDD, just nothing mare than 128 gig? would it be ok if I were to leave the 40 gig original hdd, and install 128 gig as a slave?
11-27-2006, 02:32 PM #4
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if i remember correctly, that is what i did when i installed an 80 gig to suppliment the 10 gig that came with it.From a G4 400MHz to an Intel Mac Mini to iMac Core Duo to a Macbook Pro 2.6GHz.............gotta love Apple!
11-28-2006, 09:57 AM #5
and what of the dvd burner question?<stands up> Hello, My name is Mike and I have been abused by a PC.
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