G3 ibook external hard drive question?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Des Zac, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. macrumors regular

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    As I have said in my earlier post, my ibook g3 is running OS X 10.2 Server. I also read in the g5 server thread that Processor speed doesn't matter with a file server.

    I know that with older computers they cannot read a size of a hard drive over a certain limit, but in this scenario with the ibook g3, since it's external will it still be read as a smaller size? If so what will it be?

    Thanks,

    -Zach
     
  2. macrumors 65816

    adcx64

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    For an internal drive, the limit is 128GB, I don't think that would affect an external drive though.....
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

    pacmania1982

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    Yes, internal drives are limited to 128GB. External ones from what I've found out by experience (and from reading online) are generally limited to 500GB's.

    pac
     

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