quicksilver and hard drives...

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by mnkeybsness, Mar 20, 2004.

  1. mnkeybsness macrumors 68030

    mnkeybsness

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    #1
    I know this was an issue a long time ago, but I can't remember if it was resolved or not.

    The problem is that I am running out of hard drive space on my Quicksilver. I have a 60GB drive set as my master drive and an 80Gb drive that is full of music... FULL of music... I have a total of about 10GB free after clearing out everything that I know I don't need. I have a media PC that desperately needs another hard drive (only a 40GB in it now).

    So I was thinking about buying a 160GB drive and putting that in my Quicksilver in place of the 60 or 80GB drive, but I remember that there was an issue that this model could not support drives any larger that 134GB or somewhere in that range. Is this still a problem or was it fixed with a firmware update?
     
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    I think it's a 128GB limit on the IDE controller, and appart from getting another PCI controller to run the HDD off of, there is nothing you can do. I'd just get a 120GB HDD if I were you.
     
  3. mnkeybsness thread starter macrumors 68030

    mnkeybsness

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    aw poo...

    thanks--I guess I can manage with a 120
     
  4. BrandonRP0123 macrumors regular

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    Upgrading a hard drive in any Mac with an IDE bus almost certainly warrants buying a new controller with it. That is to say that buying a brand-spanking-new disk off the shelf will almost always have a faster bus than what you've got in your Mac (for example, Serial ATA). Buy yourself a PCI IDE controller card and you should be set. Otherwise - go Firewire
     

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