OS 10.4.11 will not see 4TB drive

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by john.rodgers, Nov 9, 2009.

  1. john.rodgers macrumors newbie

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    I have a WD 4TB external drive system for the MAC POWERPC G5 Quad. Nothing I do will allow me to see or format beyond 2TB. I can put the unit on OS 10.5 and it works fine. WD's site says 10.4.10 and higher will support 4TB. I can not find this info on the apple site. Does 10.4.11 really support anything beyond 2TBs. Thanx
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    It shouldn't have any problem as far as I know. The WD system is a RAID of two 2 TB drives, I take it? Sounds like it might be configured to RAID 1 rather than RAID 0.
     
  3. brianus macrumors 6502

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    I'm having the exact same problem. 10.4.11, G5 Quad does not recognize the disk (prompts me to format it) and it shows up as 2TB unformatted in Disk Utility. But on a Snow Leopard machine it shows up as 4TB and Mac OS Extended (Journaled). Also tried it on an XServe running 10.4.5 Server and I get the same results as the Tiger Quad.

    Obviously WD's info is wrong.. did you ever find a solution, john.rodgers?
     

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