250 gig Drive on G4

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  1. UptownVideo macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    Has anyone added a 250 gig drive to a G4 733mhz? Apple told me I can't go larger than 120 gigs. But I've been told by another source I can add the 250 gig drive and partition it. I wanted to make sure this will work before I invest in the larger drive. Also, does anyone know if I can add a "third" drive to this G4 model and will it require a controller card. (I currently have two drives installed and running Final Cut Pro, I need more space for media). Thanks.

    Phil....
     
  2. runninmac macrumors 65816

    runninmac

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    I really have no idea but you probobly could have gotten more answers if you put it in the right section(Mac Computers, Mac Basics)
     
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    It's not a 250GB *SATA* drive is it? That won't work without a SATA controller. But a 250GB ATA will work, if you use this:


    Link to SpeedTools
     
  4. evil_santa macrumors 6502a

    evil_santa

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    I was told the same thing about my G4 733. I was told the chip set wont recognize more than 120GB, I think you would have to get a PCI ATA card to use the drive or go for a FW drive.
     
  5. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

    MacsRgr8

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    Excatly. Partitioning won't help a thing.. the ATA bus simply cannot "see" more than 128 GB.

    In order to be able to use more disk space, you'll have to purchase a ATA-133 (or 100) PCI card.
     

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