External HDD question please

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by BilltheCat, Apr 14, 2007.

  1. BilltheCat macrumors regular


    Jan 14, 2007
    Sanford FL
    I am considering an external drive for backup, more space for apps, music, etc.

    Is their a size limit in OSX for partition size for drive space? This drive bay I was looking at seems to think their is.

    If I got a 500gig drive with the aim of adding another later maybe how many logical drives would I end up with? (remembering windoze past here)

    Is this easier or harder with OSX?


    P.S. I dont need a terabye of space at all. I dont even need 500gigs but the idea is really sexy to me!:p
  2. Lovesong macrumors 65816


    Sep 15, 2006
    Stuck beween a rock and a hard place
    No there is no limit as to what OSX can read. If you're looking at an enclosure like the one on your link, check this one out: http://www.firewiregear.net/productdetails1.cfm?sku=SATA-PRO-2XSA&cats=&catid=497,498,742

    It's $20 more, but it's a dual SATA, as opposed to ATA.

    In terms of adding HDs at a later time, it really depends on the HD enclosure. You might have to make a Stripped Array, or, if the enclosure allows it, it will allow you to read it as a second external. A mirror drive will always be possible (just remember you'll need identical drives).

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