B/W hard drive question...

munckee

macrumors 65816
Original poster
Oct 27, 2005
1,216
0
Ok, I know a blue and white won't support a drive larger than 120GB (without a pci card), but is that the total drive size or the partition size? Could I partition a 160GB drive on a different computer and have the B/W recognize two 80GB partitions?
 

Mord

macrumors G4
Aug 24, 2003
10,090
21
UK
no.

however their is software to allow the use of bigger than 128GB drives, it's a soft patch so is fairly safe, i think it's micromat that makes it.
 

disconap

macrumors 68000
Oct 29, 2005
1,800
2
Portland, OR
Yeah, no matter how you partition it, the board will only recognize 128g of it. The software driver is apparently quite reliable, but be sure to read their instructions and cautions, as you can lose data if you ever have a kernel panic and have to reinstall the system (they suggest a system of partitioning that works with their product). Link here.

Also, here is your machine's bible. :)