Total GB Size for PowerMac Drives

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  1. macrumors 6502

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    Hey Everyone,

    I have a question about the total hard drive size in a PowerMac G5. I believe Apple says that it will support a total of 500GB. Do they just say this becaus eall the offer is 2x250GB Drives when you purchase.

    The reason I ask is because I currently have a 250GB Internal Drive and have been thinking of adding another drive. I was surprised to see how cheap the prices were on 300GB-400GB Drives. I was curious is there anyone who has 2 drives and went over the "Apple suggested limit" of 500GB.

    Also has anyone used any 300-400GB Drives and are there any issues with the PowerMac.

    Thanks in advance for all the help,
     
  2. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    anyone???
     
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    aethier

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    it is quite likely due to the fact that they only offer 2x250 hdd. you could swap those two out for any other SATA drive you may have
     
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    combatcolin

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    I would be very surprised if the total limit wasn't something stupid like 1000s GBs, and with Tiger that number will probably shoot up to something really massive.

    Wait for one of the bigger Tech Heads to pipe in and confirm / or not.

    Apple only quoted 2 X 250GB as that was the biggest of the day.

    400GB SATA's look quite nice eh?
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

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    yes they say 500GB becuase thats all the offer. I have 850GB inside my MDD g4 and it only came with 120GB. the limit of 48 bit addressing is somewhere around 100 petabytes. about 100,000,000,000 Gigabytes. PLus with G5 jam and other G5 storage additions you can have 7+ internal drives all with the new 7k500 500GB SATA drives for 3.5TB. So no there is no limit on drive space. It just gets expensive.

    Tyler
     
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    varmit

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    its 500 due to the fact that when the G5 was shipping 250 was the largest standard drive, and you can fit two in the G5 towers. Raid 0 the drives and you have a 500 gig drive. You can probably get the larger drives with no problem.
     
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    Lord Blackadder

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    Your Powermac can accept more storage than you can afford. :p
     
  8. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks everyone, I figured it could handle more then 500, just wanted to double check.
     

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