Currently Being ModeratedApr 1, 2013 8:46 AM (in response to ShadowServer)
According to this:
any 1.0G eMac supports larger drives . If you click on the section title, "Standard Hard Drive," it expands to show more including this statement:
This model supports hard drives larger than 128 GB.
128GB was the limit for older PATA interfaces. Basically every eMac has at least the ATA-66 interface; those with USB 2.0 logic boards have ATA-100.
Remember that these Macs use PATA/IDE hard drives. Many of the newer and larger drives are SATA and will not work in an older Mac lacking PCI slots.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 1, 2013 11:42 AM (in response to ShadowServer)
Great info so far from Allan, just to add...
2.2 GB is the limit of drive size for PPCs to be able to boot from & need APM Partition scheme, though with 10.4.11 & up can read & write to larger GUID partitions.
FW & USB protocols aren't subject to the 128 GB limit as older IDE versions were, but are still dependant on the chipset in the external drive.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 1, 2013 6:32 PM (in response to ShadowServer)
All right, using the information you guys gave me, I tried using a 1.5 TB internal Hard drive, which was a clone of the original 40 GB hard drive, and it does indeed use all 1.5 TB of the drive.