aluminum G4 1.67 HD 128gb limit question-Intech Hi-Cap

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  1. spork183 macrumors 6502a

    spork183

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    Have low-res Aluminum G4 1.67 (2700 DDR) with a 100gb HD. Have a Seagate 160 to put in. Other than Intech's Hi-Cap, is there any other way around the 128gb limit? When I formatted the drive via firewire, it popped up 128gb.

    IF, the Intech solution is the only game, does it have to be done as a partition? Their recommended scheme is 127.99gb/32gb.

    This is for an internal solution. The current internal drive will go into a firewire case.

    Any words of wisdom? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. taylorwilsdon macrumors 68000

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    That partition scheme looks okay to me. Put OSX on the small and files on the big.
     
  3. FJ218700 macrumors 68000

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    partitioning will work, but I've had trouble in the past with the smaller of the two not being recognized after a few reboot cycles if there is no system it. So yeah, just install the system on the smaller partition and you should be fine.
     
  4. spork183 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    do I have to partition? I guess another way to ask it is, will the hi-cap software let it recognize the entire drive without partitioning?
     
  5. FJ218700 macrumors 68000

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    I've never used the Intech software. But it's been on the market for many years so it probably works fine.

    I've never used it mainly becasue Intech also tells you to partition, as you mentioned. Therefore I've never seen the point of the software.
     
  6. RGunner macrumors 6502a

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    I 'think'

    You are mistaken, a PB 1.67 will surely support drives >128 without partitioning.

    My guess is you tried to format with an older firewire bridge, which does not support 128+
     
  7. FJ218700 macrumors 68000

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    Come to think of it, RGunner is right. I believe that the +128 GB drive problem was fixed circa 900 MHz for all PPC.
     

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