New Hard Drive Support

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Jason_Bryan, Sep 1, 2004.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Can anyone tell me if my 2002 PowerMac G4 800Mhz will support ATA-133 Hard Drives. Also can any one recommend any particular brand Hard drives. Thank you.
     
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    maxvamp

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    The only ATA-133 Hard Discs out there are from Maxtor. The rest are ATA-100.

    I am sure that your machine will support them, since my 2001 PM DA can use ATA-133 disks on the internal ports. I prefer Wester Digital, but others may had luck with other brands. I am using two WD 120 GB drives on my machine.

    Max.
     
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    krimson

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    i have a 120Gb Western Digitial in my QS too, works great.
     
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    I have

    2 WD 120s
    2 Maxtor 160s
    1 IBM 120
    1 Seagate

    I like the IBM the best... it has liquid ball bearings so its quiet and the controller on it makes it operate like a SCSI drive... aka ALOT faster. I am not up to date on the newst hard drives but I got these about 6 months back and I like the IBM the most. They really make a great drive.
     
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    Is 120 the biggest Hard drive I can use, I am running OS X.3.5, but after reading some posts I am confused by some people saying the space on Hard Drives above 120 is not usable.
     
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    maxvamp

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    I don't think that there is a problem with using a larger than 120 GB drive on your QS.

    On my DA, however, there may be, without the assistance of a HD controller, such as the ACard.

    Also, while you can use a large drive in your Mac, you will get better performance if you buy another HDD controller card, such as a SATA or a ACard IDE controller. These are higher performance cards, and are reasonably cheap. ( go to macsales.com and you will see what I mean. )

    Max.
     

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