400GB hd in an old powermac?

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  1. tonywalker23 macrumors regular

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    i have a dual gigabit g4 that only recognizes around 128 GB (i think thats the limit)

    i have a 400gb hd that i would like to put in there. hass anyone tried this app:
    SpeedTools ATA Hi-Cap Support Driver
    http://www.speedtools.com/ATA6.shtml

    what are the pros and cons of doing this, it says it will allow you to put a big hd in a mac that wouldnt normally recognize it.

    any thoughts please help..


    thanks
    tony w
     
  2. Roseyboy macrumors member

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    Hi, Did you ever get a reply to this, i have the exact same question!
     
  3. Lesser Evets macrumors 68040

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    I had/have a 1.25 dual MDD G4 and that darn thing wouldn't let me get over 250GB or something. It wasn't as tough a problem as I thought, but I can't remember exactly what I did...

    I think it actually recognized the higher drives (had a 750, 400 and others above 200 in there in the end), but crashed when the drives slept so I had to leave the computer always awake (but monitors could sleep).

    After 2 years of that noise the main drive tanked because it was always on in the daytime, and I realized the computer was too limited for my future needs. So I purchased a newer system in June.
     
  4. tonywalker23 thread starter macrumors regular

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    the most it would recognize was the first 128 gb of the hd. you can partition the hd into 120ish gb partitions to get around it. or you can purchase a internal pci card that has ata slots on it. i just put a 120 gb hd in it and put the 400 gb in an external hd case for a while. ive since sold all of them (computer, hd)

    tony
     

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