Hard drive upgrade on Dual G4 PM

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    adamfilip

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    I need to add another hard drive to my dads Dual 1.0 PowerMac G4
    how large of a hard drive can i add easily to this machine?
    its running Tiger
     
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    Eidorian

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    You can handle greater then 128 GB hard drives. That is unless it's an upgraded Mac older then the Quicksilver 2002.
     
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    I think it is a QuickSilver tower. But i can't remember if they had the HD size limits on those towers, or maybe i am thinking of something else [software]?

    Anyway, i have two 120GB drives and another two 80GB drives in my Dual 1.42 G4 [Windtunnel] tower. Bigger drives can be found pretty cheap now a days. I would do a search on Newegg.com, and see what sort of deals you can find for internal IDE drives.

    good luck, ryan
     
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    Check this out.

    If it's a stock dual 1ghz (i.e. Quicksilver 2002 or Mirror Drive Door), then you can use any size drive. Otherwise, there's a 137 gb limit.
     
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    Thanks for the FYI, i didn't know i could go [250+] that high.
     
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