Will it work?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by Dobermann, Feb 14, 2005.

  1. Dobermann macrumors newbie

    Dobermann

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    #1
    I have a G4 500mhz single processor.
    I want to get a new hard drive I was thinking of a Maxtor DiamondMax 10 200GB*IDE ATA/133 8MB cache 7200RPM Drive to take the place of my existing 20 gig drive. Will I be able to just plug it in and formatt it with osx??

    Thanks
    Dob
    :confused:
     
  2. bokdol macrumors 6502a

    bokdol

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    VA
    #2
    no not with out an different harddrive controller card. the on board controller card for mac will only recognize about 126 gigs of your HD. (i have experienced this myself, i had a 160 only got 126 found out the older macs did not support big drives) so unless you want to buy another card for your coputer buyt a drive thats about 120. oh and there is software that will inable the big drive option but i hear it curroupts data. good luck
     

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