G4 MDD: Hard Drive Shows Only 50% Of Size

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by redAPPLE, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. redAPPLE macrumors 68030


    May 7, 2002
    2 Much Infinite Loops

    i got this G4 mdd as a gift and because the powermac has 4 hard drive bays, i thought to fill it up. i got 4 80 gb ide drives and i connected all of them.

    the first 3 showed the full drive size. the 4th showed only about 30 gb. i partitioned all 4 drives identically.

    does anybody have any idea what is wrong? i tried google but i found no answer...

    thanks for any help.
  2. Dave H macrumors 6502

    Dave H

    Mar 2, 2008
    Check the jumpers. IIRC, some hard drives have a jumper setting that limits them to 32GB for compatibility with old PCs.

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