Powerbooks 137GB+ support?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by TyleRomeo, Jan 2, 2005.

  1. TyleRomeo macrumors 6502a

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    I know the MDD and on PowerMacs support 48bit 137GB+ hard drives. 2.5 inch drives right now top of at 100GB but will soon be hitting this mark. Is this only an OS issue or is it hardware related as well?

    Tyler
     
  2. cluthz macrumors 68040

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    This is an hardware issue, not a software issue, it depends on the ATA controller.
    If I'm not mistaken, ATA-6 supports 48bit adressing, but ATA-5 don't.
    I think (not sure at all..) that the TiBooks were the last ATA-5 machines.
     
  3. TyleRomeo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    so then all the G4 ibooks and aluminum powerbooks do support these future giant drives when they arrive?

    tyler
     
  4. Mertzen macrumors 6502

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    yes they will .. and probably some older models too .. look at the 2002 QS .. officially it doesn't support 137+GB .. but in real life they are just fine ..
     
  5. TyleRomeo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    sweet
     

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