Can my G4 933 see 'large' external firewire drives?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by christophertin, Dec 5, 2005.

  1. christophertin macrumors member

    Jul 6, 2004
    I have a question about my G4 and its ability to see larger drives. I know that there's a limitation of 137 MB for internal drives, but I'm wondering what would happen if I plugged an external 200 GB or 250 GB Firewire drive into it. Would it be able to see it?

    Thanks for the help!
  2. aquajet macrumors 68020

    Feb 12, 2005
    The 137 GB limitation only applies to the internal IDE bus. So yes, if you plug a 250 GB firewire drive into your machine, it will recognize all 250 GB (well actually closer to 229 GB after formatting).
  3. christophertin thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 6, 2004

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