Largest HDD?

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  1. DannyDrama macrumors regular

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    What is the largest capacity HDD an iBook G4 can take? I've never seen one over 160Gb. Also, what kind of HDD do i need?
     
  2. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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  3. DannyDrama thread starter macrumors regular

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    But in theory, if i could find a larger capacity that would physically fit, i would have no problems? I hear some of the older macs have a memory limit where even if you put a 500Gb drive, it would only show as the limit. Is this the case with G4s? Or is it just a hardware limitation?

    Thanks!
     
  4. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    In theory, sure. But I'm pretty sure the fact of the matter is that the drive manufacturers stopped increasing the capacity of the PATA/ATA 2.5" drives around that point when SATA drives became the norm.
     
  5. Vster macrumors 6502

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    Thanks! I was also wondering the answer to this. Wanting to upgrade from 40GB.
     
  6. DannyDrama thread starter macrumors regular

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    This is true, manufacturers did indeed stop increasing capacity, but there are certain people with the technology to massively increase capacity if you know where to find them.
     
  7. Gen macrumors 6502a

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    What?
     
  8. andalusia macrumors 68030

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    I think he's talking about Jesus.
     
  9. DannyDrama thread starter macrumors regular

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    Nah, Jesus might be great and all, nut he's crap with technology.
     
  10. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    I suppose if you have the supar secret hookup to a home-made HDD maker, with left over new/high density SATA platters to transplant in to a PATA drive...?

    :confused::confused:
     
  11. andalusia macrumors 68030

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    ... You don't have one of these? :rolleyes:;)
     
  12. DannyDrama thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hardly a secret, i know of one company called SGW here in Oxford that makes them to order. Pretty expensive for what they are though.
     
  13. andalusia macrumors 68030

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    Got a website?
     
  14. DannyDrama thread starter macrumors regular

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    A quick google search turns up nothing, but i have to go into town tomorrow anyway, so i'm gonna go check it out.
     

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