Can I Use A G3 As A server

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  1. Macintosh¯Lover macrumors member

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    I want to use a old G3 an a server how can i do that? Can it have a 1Tb hard drive Thanks so much.:D
     
  2. TrapOx macrumors 6502

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  3. dancingbear macrumors newbie

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    Mac G3 Server

    This can be done but there are some problems
    1) The Bios does not support large drives. I am not that familiar with the G3 but I know the early G4's will only support drives up to 132GB internally. So you would have to have an external firewire enclosure for your large drive.

    2) I think the B&W G3 was only supported by the first version of OSX so you would likely have some issues connecting to it from newer machines.

    I have done this with a 450 Mhz G4 which supports Panther 10.3 and used an external large firewire drive and it works OK
     
  4. Cosmoza macrumors member

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    Early G4:s supported HD's up to 128Gb. I'm not sure about G3's either, possibly same limit applies there as well.
     

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