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    I have a G3 imac dv 400,

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

    thanx in advance
    "I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see."

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    If you desperately need more space, you could get one of these:
    http://www.streetwise.com.au/product_info....roducts_id=2487

    1.6tb should do you.

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    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.
    "I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see."

    iMac G5 17" 2.0ghz 512mb 160gb airport b/tooth superdrive
    iBook G4 1.25ghz 512mb airport
    iMac DV SE 400mhz 512mb 30 gb 10.3.9
    G3 B&W 400mhz 768mb 30gb 17" studio display 10.3.9
    G4 450mhz 768mb 2x30gb

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    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.

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    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

    JB

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    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.
    "I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see."

    iMac G5 17" 2.0ghz 512mb 160gb airport b/tooth superdrive
    iBook G4 1.25ghz 512mb airport
    iMac DV SE 400mhz 512mb 30 gb 10.3.9
    G3 B&W 400mhz 768mb 30gb 17" studio display 10.3.9
    G4 450mhz 768mb 2x30gb

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