What is the largest Hard Drive will fit

yankeefan24

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Is this the DC or DP? I think you can have up to 750 per slot on the DC, but I'm not sure about the DPs (or if they even made a DP 2.3).
 

yippy

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I believe that hard drive sizes have not yet reached the limit of serial ATA. This means that you can put as big of a drive as you can find in it.
 

emaja

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Check out XLR8yourmac.com and their drive compatibility database. There are a few users who have used the 750GB Seagate 7200.10 drives in their Power Macs.

The .10 drives have the troublesome - for Macs anyway - SSC disabled and have the jumpers set for 1.5Gbit/s which will allow those drives to work fine with the Mac SATA controller.
 

jtt

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yankeefan24 said:
Is this the DC or DP? I think you can have up to 750 per slot on the DC, but I'm not sure about the DPs (or if they even made a DP 2.3).
DP
 

NATO

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Could someone confirm before I order 2x750GB Seagate SATA Drives that these will *NOT* work in a Dual Processor 2.0GHz Power Mac G5?
 

NATO

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I've checked Apple's specifications page and it lists a maximum number of drives (2) but no maximum capacity.

Has anyone installed large capacity drives in a dual-processor Power Mac G5 with no issues? I'd really like to order these asap, but I can't seem to find a definite answer from google or Apple's support pages.
 

Macmadant

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Does anyone know What the limit is on my powermac G4 (MDD version) BTW No it hasn't got the 128 gb limit
 

MacsAttack

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yippy said:
I believe that hard drive sizes have not yet reached the limit of serial ATA. This means that you can put as big of a drive as you can find in it.
I thinkk the limit is something like 144 petabytes (1 petabyte = 1,125,899,906,842,624 bytes)

We are nowhere near that...