How large of a hard drive on a Powermac Graphite 733mhz?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by California, Oct 30, 2006.

  1. macrumors 68040

    California

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    Currently my PM 733mhz Graphite has two hard drives, a 30 and 40gb 7200. Is there a limit on hard drive size on the Powermac G4s? There was a limit to the old G3 iMac's -- they would only recognize 128gb of hard drive space, precluding anyone dropping in a hard drive larger than 120gbs.

    Do you think the same is true for the Powermac?
     
  2. macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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    120 GB drives are your best bet without a controller card.
     
  3. macrumors G5

    CanadaRAM

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    Large drive support wasn't introduced until the late 2002 Quicksilver G4's

    If you must have a large drive, you can install an IDE controller PCI card (such as from Sonnet) or a Serial ATA controller card (Sonnet or Firmtek) and then the appropriate drive(s).

    Note that even on the older machines, this is not a limitation on Firewire drives, because they are not using the IDE controller on the Mac logicboard.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 68040

    California

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    It does have four PCI cards... not sure what they are... scsi drive support and 128 Rage? Does this have anything to do with hard drive support?
     

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