G4 450DP hard drive question

sohosid

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Nov 29, 2006
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Portland
Hey all,

I'm putting together a poor man's server with an old G4 450DP. I want to put 2 500GB drives set up as a RAID...but the specs of the G4 seem to suggest that anything over 120GB isn't supported. True? Anyone put a larger drive in with success?

Thanks

Mike
 

MIDI_EVIL

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Jan 23, 2006
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Hey all,

I'm putting together a poor man's server with an old G4 450DP. I want to put 2 500GB drives set up as a RAID...but the specs of the G4 seem to suggest that anything over 120GB isn't supported. True? Anyone put a larger drive in with success?

Thanks

Mike
Yes you can put in a larger drive, but it will still only read the 120GB.

You need an SCSI PCI controller card.

Rich.
 

rezwits

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Jul 10, 2007
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I have a G4/533 mHz Dual, with 2 x 250 GB ATA Drives installed. I used a Sonnet Tempo Trio Card with the Two ATA/133 Ports. Unless you have a card that is ATA/133 or something, usually the webpage describing the card will tell you "Large Drive Support", otherwise without a card you can't see >128 GB. External HD with Firewire you can see larger drives though. You could get a Serial ATA card, Parrallel ATA card, or SCSI card. It's up to you... but in anycase no you can't read drive >128 GB with the built in Parallel ATA/66.
 

sohosid

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Nov 29, 2006
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Portland
Thanks guys,

I've ordered the Sonnet Tempo ATA/133 card from OtherWorld, and already got hold of 2 x 500GB Maxtor drives ready.

Mike
 

thebigmboy

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Jul 11, 2007
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933mhz quicksilver 500gb ATA 300 drive

I have a similar situation except with a 933mhz quicksilver. Frys is having a sale on this drive,

http://shop2.outpost.com/{YEI6zqx0ILcn1AR5yQrYMw**.node3}/product/4697788#detailed

will it work in my computer?