So whats the limit on later G4 Emac hdds

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by craisin, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. craisin macrumors newbie

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    I have a 1.25ghz G4 my friend has 2 G4s with 1.42ghz cpu
    He has 2x200 gig Seagate Hdds to put in his Emacs the 200 gigs is really 186.3 gigs.
    I have a 160 gig WD hdd
    Is there any issues we skould expect?
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    Your eMac will be able to use the full drive and it is not limited to only the first 128GB.
     
  3. zackkmac macrumors 6502a

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    I installed a 320GB in a 1.42GHz with no issues. The only machine that I personally know of that limits to 128GB is the iMac G3.
     
  4. ickystay macrumors regular

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    I had a 500gb ata drive in mine. No problems.
     
  5. Intell macrumors P6

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    All G3 and older Macs as well as some of the pre-1Ghz G4's have 128GB limits on their ATA bus.
     
  6. craisin thread starter macrumors newbie

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