PowerMac G4 1G Dual can add SATA HD?

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  1. windnclouds macrumors newbie

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    I' m using G4 1G dual 80GB internal HD....
    Can I add over 120 GB SATA HD?:confused:
     
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Not without adding a crontroller card.

    No G4 has SATA controllers as stock.

    You can install a SATA PCI card from Sonnet or Firmtek in one of the PCI slots. But once you have the card, you can add any size of hard drive you want **Note there are a few specific models of Hitachi and Seagate hard drives that are incompatible with specific controllers, check the literature before buying.**

    There are also bridge boards that go on the back of a drive to convert the drive's interface. I think these are a poor idea - there isn't physical room for them in the case, for one thing.
     
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