SCSI ?'s

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Never got to work with anything larger than a 9G - what is the largest size hard drive Mac OS will recognize?

OS of interest is 9.x

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Re: SCSI ?'s

2 TB according to some specs, 127-ish GB according to others, though the latter may apply to partition size not drive size.

I've read many times that at least on the beige & B&W G3s, you need to partition larger drives so the OS sits in the first 8 GB on the drive, otherwise there's a risk of data corruption.

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Re: SCSI ?'s

My plan is to sit the OS on a 4G and upgrade my other drives as much as it will let me. I would hate to drop in a 360G drive and only get half of it.

That is the key - I am looking to use these for non-OS drives. If I have to put multiple partitions on the drive that is liveable.

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Re: SCSI ?'s

eeun wrote:

I've read many times that at least on the beige & B&W G3s, you need to partition larger drives so the OS sits in the first 8 GB on the drive, otherwise there's a risk of data corruption.

That applies to the IDE bus only IIRC

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Re: SCSI ?'s

The limitation is purely IDE, IIRC scsi can handle large drives without a problem.

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