Ok, i took a punt and erased/formatted. The HDD showed up instantly as an icon and I was able to transfer files.
I didn't apply a jumper to the HDD. I guess that's it then!
Sorry for the question, I was just a bit dubious as I never usually get these things right so this is a minor miracle for me. Important though as my little 12" aluminium powerbook (2003 I think), was getting near full and incredibly slow!
I only heard of 'cable select' for the first time yesterday, from the guy in the second-hand computer shop. Thanks for the extra advice.
Not that it was an option at the time, but I read conflicting evidence about the maximum hard drive size these Quicksilvers can read. Low End Mac says they can see sizes greater than 128Gb, whilst other places say they cannot.
that aside, I think its great you can buy what many perceive to be an antiquated, outmoded old machine and add bits to it for next to nothing. The 80Gb drive cost me £10, and the Powermac itself was £15, plus another £15 to max out the ram and £25 for an Apple 15" ADC monitor. Next I want to get a USB2 card so I can use large file memory sticks with it!
Make no mistake, the DP 1.0 GHz Quicksilver will support large drives unless it has a logic board that was replaced with that from a non-2002 machine.
Any drive connected will be jumped (properly) to Cable Select, with the desired "Master" drive on the end connector of the IDE cable.
I have yet to run into any 2002 QS that didn't support large drives (I have 6 around and have sold another half a dozen or so). I don't know that any 2002 machines were ever shipped without the necessary firmware version.
There were some very late model non-2002 QS machines that had large drive support. They had a different (later) firmware version than all earlier QS models.
Even so, except for the rare exceptions, as stated, from QS 2002 through all MDDs, large drives are supported.