What's the biggest hard drive I can put in my G4 iMac (Snowball)

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Laroosco, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. macrumors member

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    I have a 1.25GHz G4 and I'm going to to upgrade to Tiger and install the max RAM. I just thought that I might want to replace the 80g HD that's in there.

    What is the biggest drive available for that model? From what little I can find on the internet, it sounds like it's a tricky job.

    Thanks
     
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    Badger^2

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    yup, its pretty damn tricky

    largest drive you can get is 750 gigs -- if you can find one...

    probably better luck finding 320, 400 or 500 gigs
     
  3. macrumors 68040

    MacHamster68

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    i think 750gb is the biggest internal you can get as its a ide drive and they are not cheap really
    and yes its a bit tricky but not impossible, but i would not bother
    just leave the 80gb inside if its a 7200 rpm drive and buy a 1 tb drive (i prefere western digital)

    i would even suggest to use a firewire external drive instead of a usb ,as its faster , but dont use it if you have a pc at home and want to hook it up there as you will rarely find a firewire port on a pc ,while you find one on all mac`s

    just a quick explanation of firewire vs usb 2.0 to make the choice easier

    http://www.usb-ware.com/firewire-vs-usb.htm
     

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