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I have just acquired a g3 blue and white 350 mhz mac tower with a 17" Apple crt monitor. The first thing I did to it was replace the 6 gb hard drive and put in a 20 gb hard drive and install 10.4.11 on to it. The other up grades I did was to install 4 128 mb memory chips, a wireless card, and 4 usb 2 ports card. This is my first tower so it is a different experience of not have to tear apart the computer to get to any of the insides. It runs well on the os 10.4 and I plan on putting in a second hard drive with the knowledge that it has to be under 128 gbs. The only question I have is the limitation to a total of 128 gb between the two drives or 128 per drive?

This will be the last mac I collect unless I move into a larger apartment. Love these old machines, but they take up way to much room. If any body out there also know of how to put in more than 2 hard drives please let me know. It has space for 3 hard drives, but the cable only supports 2.

Thank you for stopping by to read this. God bless and take care.

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Comment by Lars (WhyOSX) on June 9, 2009 at 2:02am
I have the CD/DVD, a Zip and two hard drives in mine, there's no problem. Use standard PC cables, set one drive to 'Master', the other to 'Slave' (I hate that) in each bus.
I recommend an HD and one of the others combined in one bus, but can't tell you why.
Having your 'Classic' system (if you have one installed) on one HD, and OSX on the other (usually the Startup volume), may be one good reason.
Let it be a decision by the lenght of the available cables and good luck - it will work.
I have the same in a blue/grey G4, but its HDs just add up to 120 GB, but I don't think that will cause trouble.
Comment by Kathryn on June 10, 2009 at 1:29am
Nice! Sweet machine! I have the same one that Lars has, but it has only one drive, and I haven't tried to add others. I still need to bring it out of the closet it's sitting in and fire it up. My son was using it for some time and it is still usable. I'd like to know how you trick out yours, so keep us informed.


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