iMac DV 400 Powermac G4 Hard Drive Issue

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by oehlmj, Oct 31, 2004.

  1. oehlmj macrumors newbie

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    My hard drive clicked a few times on startup, I made backup copies, then it died. I removed the Quantum Fireball 3.5 series 10GB hard drive and want to replace it to have a 2d Computer for the kids schoolwork. I read a number of posts recommending a Seagate Barracuda HD and had some ???. Is it simply plug and play with that particular drive? Any limit on size? Best place to purchase?
     
  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Jul 4, 2004
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    Well done for backing it up just after you heard the dreaded clicks of death...

    Make sure your replacement is an ATA/IDE drive not a SATA.
    Plug it in, format it using Disk Utility from your Jaguar/Panther or installation disks.

    On some G4 (QS) towers, they can only 'see' the first 127gb of a larger disk so that may apply here. If it's for homework you may not need more.

    Check here for your model:
    http://www.everymac.com/systems/index.html

    For purchasing in the US, many people here like:
    www.newegg.com

    UK, I like: www.dabs.com/uk
     

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