G3 ibook external hard drive question?

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

  1. Des Zac
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    Jul 20, 2011
    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?


  2. adcx64
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    Nov 17, 2008
    Cudi Zone
    For an internal drive, the limit is 128GB, I don't think that would affect an external drive though.....
  3. pacmania1982
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    Nov 19, 2006
    Birmingham, UK
    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.


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