New HD in 800-17TFT-g4-Imac >how big???

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by viento, Mar 1, 2005.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi,
    I´d like to swop the old 80GB harddisk of my800mhz g4-flatpanel imac ( OS 10.3.8) but I don´t know how big the new one may be. I´m thinking of a Hitachi 250GB one.
    Apple hotline would not give a secure answer --or could not..I don´t know.

    Maybe one of you has already done such a change and can give a hint.

    thanx!!!
     
  2. macrumors regular

    john1123

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    :confused: i'm not quite sure i understand your question...

    the HD can be as big as you want it to be in terms of GB... however you need to make sure that you buy a 3.5" HD not a 2.5" (notebook) one.
     
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    kettle

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    I think you're thinking of the 120GB limit on some Macs, check your system profiler for the ATA bus speed. if it is a 133 then you can use bigger than 128GB
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #4
    hi,
    yes, I know about the difference between 2,5 and 3,5...

    it´s the gb-size what bothers me. i´ve heard of the limit of 128gb.
    my imac has a busspeed of 100 MHz. the hd should be an ata100.

    last year i had found an internet page on that problem with bigger hd and how to put them inside the mac. but i lost that adress.

    nevertheless thanks!
     

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