Apple Power Mac G3 beige desktop - HDD advice [SOLVED]

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Apple Power Mac G3 beige desktop - HDD advice [SOLVED]

Postby Apple_nostelga_trip_ on Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:16 pm

Hi,

I recently got a Power Mac G3 cheap but it's missing the hard drive.

I found a really old 20MB IDE replacement out of an old PC. The Power Mac recognises it and so I partitioned it, formatted and installed the OS (OS 9 if I recall). Unfortunately on reboot the hard drive isn't detected. If I reboot with the CD I'm still not able to mount/access the HDD without starting again by formatting.

Can anyone advise what I'm doing wrong here?

Cheers
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Re: Apple Power Mac G3 beige desktop - HDD advice

Postby caluser2000 on Sat Apr 16, 2016 6:38 pm

I'd be trying a bigger newer drive as I believe beige G3 came with 2gig dives up iirc.
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Re: Apple Power Mac G3 beige desktop - HDD advice

Postby Apple_nostelga_trip_ on Mon Apr 18, 2016 7:05 pm

Thanks. I got a 40GB drive off tardme and all is good now. :D

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