PPC Mac Mini Hard Drive

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Naim135, Jun 22, 2009.

  1. Naim135 macrumors member

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    I have a late G4 Mini with a failing Hard Drive, does anyone have any replacement recommendations it currently has 80Gb. What is the maximum size that it will support?

    Thanks in Advance
     
  2. Sky Blue Guest

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    If it's an IDE drive, the max is 320GB I think.
     
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    It appears to be a 2.5" EIDE/ATA/PATA Hard Drive, like those found in Laptops. The maximum size you can get for it would be about 500GB, but that is very expensive. You would likely only need a 320GB.

    TEG
     
  5. Naim135 thread starter macrumors member

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    I seem to have distant memory's of a PC mag looking at 120G as the max because of heat generated? I would like 320Gb but do agree it is a PATA interface.
     
  6. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601

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    Here's a guide to help you swap out a hard drive in the G4 Mini. Clicky.

    The largest 2.5" IDE hard drive is a 320gb Western Digital. You can purchase it at Newegg.com and there are 2 versions, $89.99 & $99.99.

    While you have it apart, you should also max out the memory.
     
  7. Naim135 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank You

    Thanks for the link as for memory I have a 1Gb Module that's been patiently waiting to go in.:)
     
  8. lostime macrumors regular

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    what he said.
     

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