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6th May 2005, 06:21 PM
I have a G3 imac dv 400,

Q. anyone know the largest hdd the imac will accept???

thanx in advance

6th May 2005, 06:35 PM
http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/imac...mac_dv_400.html (http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/imac/stats/imac_dv_400.html)

Is that it?

An internal drive?

Probably something in the order of 250gb.


6th May 2005, 06:41 PM
If you desperately need more space, you could get one of these:
http://www.streetwise.com.au/product_info....roducts_id=2487 (http://www.streetwise.com.au/product_info.php?cPath=28_51&products_id=2487)

1.6tb should do you.

6th May 2005, 06:59 PM
That's the one and 250gb sounds just fantastic. have tried the extenal drive route but found it very slow in comparison to an internal drive.

Thanks for the info. :D

6th May 2005, 07:10 PM

6th May 2005, 07:31 PM
The biggest hard drive you will be able to put in their is 120GB (controller supports up to 132GB ;) ) their is a software patch to get around this.

6th May 2005, 07:38 PM
But the software patch from Intech costs $$, and there are limitations: You cannot boot from a partition above the 128 GB point, and their kext file must be present in any OSX install that must see the high partition. Recovery CDs that do not have the Intech extension will not see data above 128 GB.

Since the machine may not always see stuff above the 128 GB mark, the drive should be partitioned so that no partition crosses the 128 GB mark.

In other words, I'd just go a 120gigger for your iMac :)


6th May 2005, 08:16 PM
Well 250gb would have been better but I guess I can live with 120gb on an internal and just add a large network drive too.

Thanks to you all for the fantastic response.