View Full Version : 160gb HD in G4 Digital Audio?

Mar 22, 2005, 09:13 AM

Bought myself a 160gb hard drive a while ago, when i installed it i formatted it as normal and got 120gb free space. Im sure ive heard of a software hack that lets you get round this... Ive searched on the forums, but havent found anything that mentions the Digital Audio towers...

any ideas?


Mar 22, 2005, 09:21 AM
The hardware support for 48-bit addressing (for drives 128 GB and larger) isn't there on certain Macs pre-Quicksilver (and random Quicksilvers, too).

There might be a software hack, but I haven't heard of one and I'm not sure how well it would work...

If you buy a hard drive controller PCI card, then you will be set. The PCI card would take care of the 48-bit addressing issues, and the Mac would use it.

Blue Velvet
Mar 22, 2005, 09:24 AM
You need something like the Sonnet Tempo card to get the full capacity of the drive. No amount of partitioning will enable you to get round it...

Have a QS733 here at work (as a server) that needed the PCI ATA card to use a 250gb HD.

Mar 22, 2005, 02:31 PM
hmmm, ok cheers... think i may just not bother... its only 40gb and would cost me more to get hold of a pci card... i have 70gb left at the moment anyway...


Mar 22, 2005, 02:33 PM
Try this: