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Oversize drive: Will it work?

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Gary - former developer Level 1 Level 1 (95 points)
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Jul 2, 2011 4:36 AM

I have a Powerbook G4 titanium 800 mhz laptop. The internal disk has crashed. It is a 40 GB drive.

 

I want to replace it with a 160 GB drive that I have on the shelf. But due to the complexity of the installation

I don't want to just "try it".

 

I know that the ATA bus limits the disk size to 128 GB. But can I put the big disk in anyway and use it? Or

will the system just fail to operate at all?

 

 

Gary

G4, Mac OS 9.2.x

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