3TB External Hard Drive with PPC Mac - Will it work?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by MaskAndWig, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

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    My primary computer is a 2005 iMac G5 (iSight) running 10.5.8. Over the past few years, my array of small-to-medium-sized external hard drives has grown and is now getting difficult to manage. I'd like to consolidate their contents onto a single 3TB external drive and then clone that to another 3TB drive for backup. If I buy a Seagate 3TB external, will I be able to reformat it on my iMac and make use of the full 3TB capacity? Or do you think my old computer will have difficulty recognizing a 3TB drive? Here's the drive I'm considering:

    http://tinyurl.com/97wftvu

    Thanks for your help!
     
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    Intell

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    It'll work. You just have to format it with GUID instead of APM to use all of it. And because of that, it won't be bootable with a PowerPC Mac, but it'll work for data storage just fine.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks!

    Thanks for the reply. Data storage is all I really need. Looks like this will do the trick! Thank you!
     

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