┐200gb "windows only" drive┐

Posted by: Anonymous

┐200gb "windows only" drive┐ - 01/21/03 09:32 AM

just purchased the 200GB, 7200RPM, Internal EIDE Hard Drive with the 8mb cache from compusa($200!!) with the assumption that although it states that it is windows only, will also work on any mac....bought a 27gb "windows only" maxtor a few years ago and it did great, with no tweaking, in my revb imac. my new quandry has come from the included documentation and driver disks included with the behemoth. the docs state that for quantities over 137gb, one must use the included ata pci card and drivers with the drive. would it be a correct assumption to believe that only microsoft would create a "state of the art" OS not realizing that HD's would eclipse 137gb? will Jaquar have any issues with this? or am i completely loony because i'm installing the drive in an external firewire enclosure? please help with my peace of mind. thanks! <br><br>
Posted by: MacGizmo

Re: ┐200gb "windows only" drive┐ - 01/21/03 01:04 PM

OSX won't have any problem with the drive.<br><br><br>Visit Me At My .Mac Site
Posted by: greenme1

Re: ┐200gb "windows only" drive┐ - 01/21/03 02:36 PM

Wow, $200 for a 200GB HD? Now that's a good deal! <br><br>
Posted by: OSXaddict

Re: ┐200gb "windows only" drive┐ - 01/21/03 02:38 PM

I'm thinking that the PCI card in your mac won't recognize it over 137GB?<br><br>Unless it's a newer dual drive one.... <br>
Posted by: greenme1

Re: ┐200gb "windows only" drive┐ - 01/21/03 02:42 PM

Yes, that true, but you can install a PCI card that supports IDE drives over 137 GB. If you put it into a FireWire HD case it should work fine though. (don't quote me on that though).<br><br>
Posted by: OSXaddict

Re: ┐200gb "windows only" drive┐ - 01/21/03 03:08 PM

Yeah, you can get the PCI card from OWC that works and gives you ATA100.<br><br>I stuck my 120GB HD into a Firewire case and it works just fine.<br><br>
Posted by: greenme1

Re: ┐200gb "windows only" drive┐ - 01/21/03 03:21 PM

Just checked the CompUSA web site and they are all sold out of the $200, 200GB drives. <br><br>
Posted by: OSXaddict

Re: ┐200gb "windows only" drive┐ - 01/21/03 03:37 PM

Newegg has the WD brand for $255<br><br>