Can I use a 250G HD

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

  1. paulwgraber macrumors member

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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