Can my G4 933 see 'large' external firewire drives?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by christophertin, Dec 5, 2005.

  1. christophertin macrumors member

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    I have a question about my G4 and its ability to see larger drives. I know that there's a limitation of 137 MB for internal drives, but I'm wondering what would happen if I plugged an external 200 GB or 250 GB Firewire drive into it. Would it be able to see it?

    Thanks for the help!
     
  2. aquajet macrumors 68020

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    The 137 GB limitation only applies to the internal IDE bus. So yes, if you plug a 250 GB firewire drive into your machine, it will recognize all 250 GB (well actually closer to 229 GB after formatting).
     
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