Adding 250 GB hard drive to QuickSilver

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by dPratt, May 6, 2005.

  1. dPratt macrumors member

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    My PowerMac is 867mhz, I think that's a QuickSilver. Anyway, I ordered a Maxtor 250GB internal hard drive. Now that I have the install guide, it says that to access a drive larger than 137 GB, I need a Mac-compatible Ultra ATA/133 PCI card (that info would have been more useful before I ordered). Anyway, according to MacTracker the QuickSilver has an Ultra ATA/66 hard drive bus (which I assume is the same thing as a PCI card, but I really don't know). So will my nice new hard drive not be recognized as 250 GB? Would it be worth it to add an Ultra ATA/133 PCI card? Thanks for any help.
     
  2. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    Yes.
     
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  4. dPratt thread starter macrumors member

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    Touché. Ignorance will get you every time. I had no idea there were limits to the hard drive capacity I could install :rolleyes:

    Any recommendations for PCI cards? A quick search shows Siig brand cards for about $75-80 and Tempo brand for about $135. Since I know nothing about these brands/cards, any advice would be appreciated.
     
  5. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    Don't have any experience with any ATA 133 cards, but personally I would stick with a well known brand in the mac world...Sonnet. Priced decent too.

    http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/item/4797/STITAT133/

    Just my opinion, of course...

    Might be a better idea to go SATA instead.
     
  6. Lacero macrumors 604

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    I ran into the same issue with my Quicksilver 867Mhz. I knew at that point my computer was obsolete. Instead of buying a PCI card, I chose to sell the computer and get a dual G5. This post probably won't help you, but at a certain point, it makes more sense to upgrade the whole computer.
     

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