What is the largest Hard Drive will fit

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  1. jtt macrumors regular

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    Is this the DC or DP? I think you can have up to 750 per slot on the DC, but I'm not sure about the DPs (or if they even made a DP 2.3).
     
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    I believe that hard drive sizes have not yet reached the limit of serial ATA. This means that you can put as big of a drive as you can find in it.
     
  5. emaja macrumors 68000

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    Check out XLR8yourmac.com and their drive compatibility database. There are a few users who have used the 750GB Seagate 7200.10 drives in their Power Macs.

    The .10 drives have the troublesome - for Macs anyway - SSC disabled and have the jumpers set for 1.5Gbit/s which will allow those drives to work fine with the Mac SATA controller.
     
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    DP
     
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    800GB is the limit for that machine - combined.
     
  8. jtt thread starter macrumors regular

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    That's what iThought.
    Thanks Gary
     
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    Could someone confirm before I order 2x750GB Seagate SATA Drives that these will *NOT* work in a Dual Processor 2.0GHz Power Mac G5?
     
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    I've checked Apple's specifications page and it lists a maximum number of drives (2) but no maximum capacity.

    Has anyone installed large capacity drives in a dual-processor Power Mac G5 with no issues? I'd really like to order these asap, but I can't seem to find a definite answer from google or Apple's support pages.
     
  11. Macmadant macrumors 6502a

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    Does anyone know What the limit is on my powermac G4 (MDD version) BTW No it hasn't got the 128 gb limit
     
  12. MacsAttack macrumors 6502a

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    I thinkk the limit is something like 144 petabytes (1 petabyte = 1,125,899,906,842,624 bytes)

    We are nowhere near that...
     

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