Hard drive size in powermac

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by pianodude123, Jul 24, 2006.

  1. pianodude123 macrumors 6502a

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    I know that the most storage I could have in my Mac the time I bought it was 800 GB. (two 400 GB HDs) Is this a limit, or now that they make 500 GB HDs, can I insert a 500 GB hard drive?
     
  2. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

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    Is this a G3, G4 or G5? The G4's (the later ones) and G5's can take the 500GB drives. Early G4's and G3's cannot take drives over 120GB without a PCI controller card.

    Edit: Ah, I see you have a PowerMac G5. Yeah, it'll take the 500GB drive.
     
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    When they make bigger drives...what is the max it will support?
     
  5. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

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    You know, I can't find any info on that. All I've found is that people have even installed the 750GB Seagates in their PM G5's with no problems, so I don't think you have anything to worry about.

    From xlr8yourmac.com:
     
  6. mrichmon macrumors 6502a

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    The later PowerMacs support 48-bit LBA (Logical Block Addressing) for hard drives. This means that the hardware will support up to 2TB hard drives. In all likelihood you will be several computers away from your PowerMac before we get near 2TB individual drives.
     

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