Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by clog, Jun 15, 2005.
any ideas? I'm on a G4 dual 500mhz.
Don't all HD's do this? I have a 120gb drive that only ever showed 112gb...
Yeah, but it shouldn't steal 33gig
You'd be surprised...
Well, I remember having this problem in windows XP as well, and the actual number it should display is around 147gig, not 127. So... anyone?
Look in the instruction manual that tells you how to install it. It says something about bios/os limitations, and since you are on a really old mac, that might be the case. A formatted 160 gig hd should still be about 150 gigs, i'm pretty sure i have the same one as you, and that how much was left after formatting.
My mac still has some life in it
I don't have the manual, this HD was sitting in my old PC case. The right amount should be recognized by the operating system, which is 10.3.9 btw, and not the hardware, no?
By my calculations, a 160GB hard drive should show as approximately : 149.012GB
You are only seeing 127GB due to a bios limitation. 127GB is a commonly-known "barrier".
Even in macs? Are there ways around this? I know there was something I had to do in Windows, but I forgot what... Is this a setting I can change in the bios?
partition it some... turn it into maybe 2 partitions. that should save you some space I hear
you hear wrong. You cannot get past a 1000>1024 conversion because the hard drive physically can't store more data.
First of all : A mac is not special. I know that you have been told this all your life. And I know that you had to believe it because you forked over your second mortage to buy it... But it was a lie. I'm sorry.
Secondly : There is nothing you have to do in windows. The problem is your mac... Nothing is going to fix that unless by "something to do in windows" you mean "switch to a pc"... In which case, yes, taht would solve it.
Thirdly : No, there is not a setting you can change in bios, because, last time I checked, you could not get into the bios on a mac.
Lastly : the problem lies with your HDD controller. Being as closed off as possible, Apple may have screwed you with anything larger than 127gb. enjoy.
First of all, this thing was free you fucking cum drizzling faggot.
Second, you are a god damned illiterate moron. I said I had this HD in my Windows machine, in which case I also had problems getting it to recognize the full amount until I did something special
Third, go fuck yourself, and let me apologise for being new to Apple
Thanks for your helpful post you faggoty piece of shit and welcome to my IL faggot
doesn't capacity listed on box
is told why
welcome to the jjollyogre IL club
The reason why hard drives don't allow you to use > 120 GB drives is due to a limitation on the firmware (aka BIOS) on earlier models of Macs. I recommend this item to resolve the issue:
taken from that site
For the record, you can access the BIOS on a Mac.
You can boot into Open Firmware (OF) by holding down Apple+Option+O+F during startup. Open Firmware is command-line based, but you will almost never have a need to access the BIOS.
You really are a total fucking idiot. Stop coming in here.
There is "something special" you have to do to make it work in Windows -- install SP1. Windows XP prior to SP1 did not have 48-bit addressing and has the same fucking problem accessing large drives. It's not the BIOS, it's not the fucking controller card. Mac has a BIOS-like environment (only much more powerful). It's called OpenFirmware.
Can we get a fucking ban in here?
you'll need a sonnet PCI card capable of large drive addressing
edit: more clarification. The IDE chipset in your mac doesn't support large drives, so you need hardware that will, and sonnet, among other vendors, makes a card that will let you utilize large drives. The first macs that supported large drives were the December 2001 / January 2002 run of QuickSilver G4s... mine missed the mark by about 3 months
didn't see your post that's exactly the card I bought.
, Sonnet rules for Mac upgrades.
Thanks for the help guys I appreciate it. I'll haveto look into the PCI card
Check your PMs. Start maintaining a good fellowship in this forum and stop trolling it.