Currently Being ModeratedAug 5, 2012 10:14 PM (in response to MTXRooster)
The OS X programs for cloning a hard drive are "Super Duper" and CarbonCopyCloner ("CCC"). Either merely makes an exact copy of the existing hard drive, but doesn't create a bootable disk for emergencies. Before I make any suggestions regarding the hardware upgrades for a B&W G3, I must preface my comments by admitting that I'd never recommend investing any money in a 13 year-old Power Mac G3. I've got (3) B&W G3s, and two are Rev. 1, 400 MHz models. Five years ago, I bought/installed a Sonnet Tempo 133 PCI controller card and installed a 120 GB hard drive in one of them. I replaced the original CD-ROM drive with a Toshiba DVD-ROM/CD-RW drive, maxed the memory at 1 GB, added a Radeon 7000 Mac Edition graphics card, and installed a USB 2.0 PCI card (for use with OS X). Running Panther and OS 9.2.2 on separate partitions, I use the computer for photo editing, audio editing, label making, etc. I don't use it for the internet, because it's just a bit too slow. Having stated this, if you're determined to make your G3 last a little longer, you should check eBay for an Acard AEC-6280M Ultra ATA-133 controller card. MCE Tech had the slower AEC-6260M Ultra ATA-66 controller cards clearance-priced at $25 for a year, until exhausting their inventory earlier this year. It was an inexpensive solution, for any Mac user looking for a stable controller card without large drive (128 GBs ->)support. The memory is maxed with a PC-100 or PC-133, 256 MB DIMM in each memory slot (non-ECC, unregistered). The memory controller doesn't support what was then considered high-density memory chips (256 Megabit or larger), so a compatible 256 MB DIMM must have 16 chips on the card, with 8 on each side. If the power supply should ever fail, you can use a PC's ATX power supply (with a fan at the front and/or rear, but not on the side), BUT you must disconnect the -5 volt conductor at pin 18 and cap it, then substitute a ground there. You can read about that modification here. As for the DVD-RW drive that you installed, what brand is it? Does it show up in the System Profiler as unsupported for Apple disk burning? I always preferred Roxio's Toast over the built-in disk burning features of the OS, because it provided so many more user settings. As for the OS, look for a retail/universal installer disk for Tiger and not another model Mac's Restore disk. Were you planning on using this G3 for the internet? If so, do so with patience.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 6, 2012 11:32 AM (in response to Jeff)
Before I get into the rest (at work, short on time) Super Duper was the program I used, appologies on stating the wrong program. It was version 1.5.5 (maybe another 5?) It was the the last one they said would work with 10.2.x. When I start it, it doesn't say anything about cloning or duplicating one drive to another, it asks about the source content, but then brings up a dialog box just the same as if you were in a word processor and saving a document, essentially saying "where would you like to save the image file?" Again, at work so wording is off, paraphrasing here, lol.. Is there a walk-through tutorial or something to get it to work right? Again, will hit the rest when I get home, tnx for the reply