Can I use a 250G HD

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by paulwgraber, Feb 3, 2014.

  1. paulwgraber macrumors member

    Dec 13, 2013
    Not to change the subject but would my MDD 1.2 be compatable with a couple WD 250G HD's. One using OS9 and the Other OSX?
  2. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    OS9 has a 128GB limit. You can defeat that with InTech's HiCap driver though. OS X will see more than 250GB, particularly if you are using a SATA PCI card.

    My Quicksilver has two 500GB SATA drives and two 160GB IDE drives that I RAIDed together to make one 260GB RAID drive.
  3. harrymatic macrumors 6502

    Dec 30, 2013
    United Kingdom
    The MDD machines (and some of the Quicksilvers too) have no size limit on the ATA controller - you'll be able to use the full space of the drives without any problems.
  4. DZ/015 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 23, 2003
    New England
    There is a limit in OS 9 that will prevent it from booting from a disk that is larger than 200GB. If your disk is larger, it should be partitioned. OS 9 can see and use volumes larger than 200GB. Just booting from them is the problem.

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