[MPA] Adding a hard drive

Ralph Garrett ralphbones at kc.rr.com
Fri Mar 7 22:11:00 PST 2003

On Friday, Mar 7, 2003, at 06:28 US/Central, animal wrote:

> Anyone with an older mac, who is thinking of adding a hard drive and 
> isn't aware...
> I have a G4 400 AGP and tried to add a new 120GB IBM hard drive.  The 
> new IBM's are ATA 6, which my G4 400 AGP will not recognize.  Tom 
> (tech) at OWC says that in order to add a new ATA 6 - I need to use a 
> PCI Card Ultra ATA/133, which adds 2 more hard drives onto the G4.
> Lynn

Sounds like a load of hooey to me. ATA-6 isn't new. ATA-6 is the spec 
for Ultra ATA/100. I have an ATA/100 and an ATA/133 in a G4/350 
(upgraded to 500MHz) and didn't need a card. This is with the ATA/66 
controller on the MB. The only reason you might need an ATA/133 card is 
to access drives larger than 137GB (48 bit addressing). Also an ATA/133 
card should allow you to add four more hard drives, not two.


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