G4 not registering full size of scratch disk

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by muck, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. muck macrumors newbie

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    I have a G4 desktop top that only sees 127GB of my scratch disk. Is there a solution for this? It does not have the Intel processor.
     
  2. Earl Urly macrumors regular

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    If you have a Graphite G4 or first generation QuickSilver, software is your only solution:

    http://www.speedtools2.com/ATA6.html

    You can access large drive in 127 GB chunks / volumes with this.
     
  3. kellen macrumors 68020

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  4. TrapOx macrumors 6502

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    I really hope your G4 doesn't have an Intel CPU.
     
  5. Consultant macrumors G5

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    This is the recommended software solution.

    Hardware solution would be SATA card and drives.
     
  6. muck thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for all the replies!
    I looked at speedtools earlier.

    Now i see the post about the sata card and drives.
    Edit: Is this an example of the sata card you are talking about? If so, would i run both hard drives off of it? Also, i looked at my hard drives and they do not have a sata connector on them. They use the old grey flat style wire, (sorry for the lack of technical terms) I know enough to be dangerous....
     
  7. Dave H macrumors 6502

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    "Also, i looked at my hard drives and they do not have a sata connector on them. They use the old grey flat style wire"

    To use these above 127GB, you will need either a software solution as mentioned, or a Mac compatible ATA-133 card like this one.
    http://4onlineshop.stores.yahoo.net/aepciulatide.html
     
  8. muck thread starter macrumors newbie

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    that is exactly like the one i posted. Not sure where my link went to though.

    thanks MAtt
     

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