Resolved Dual 2Ghz G5 HD upgrade question

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by lostngone, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. lostngone, Mar 30, 2011
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    lostngone macrumors demi-god

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    Will I have any problems with booting off of orusing that system if I install a 3 Terabyte drive in it?
     
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  3. 666sheep macrumors 68040

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    That is false information (as 300D would say ;) :p :D)

    2TB is limit of APM, not PPC. AFAIK SATA controller doesn't have a drive size limit.
    Over 2TB you need to use GPT. Any OS X up from 10.4.6 is able to partition, mount, read and write GUID. No matter if it's on PPC or Intel Mac. PPC won't only boot off GPT partition.

    OP, you should be able to use 3TB HDD in G5 for all but booting purposes (i.e. storage, backup, scratch etc) in OS X 10.4.6 + or 10.5.
     
  4. Joshuarocks macrumors 6502

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    This is good..

    Ok, now I feel better.. so, any size HDD is acceptable, just that it won't boot off of it. APM's max is 2.1TB.
     
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    oh... FIXED!
     

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