I installed a 500Gb Maxtor drive into a Mac G4 and it only shows up as 128Gb drive.
I have read both of the articles listed below, but I'm still unsure what I need to do. I need help determining if I can get the drive to show up as 500Gb by just upgrading the Boot ROM or would it take a hardware update of the controller?
**this article states "Hard drives that are larger than 128GB require an IDE controller with 48-bit LBA support." --how do i determine what type of IDE controller is in this computer? this info is NOT in System Profiler.
**this is the apple kb article--but it's unclear what I need to do to update boot ROM, if it would help in my situation, etc.
Dual 450Mhz Power PC G4
OSX 10.3.4 (7H63)
896 Mb SDRAM
Kernal: Darwin 7.4.0
Hard Drive Controller: ATA-4 Bus (this is all that's shown for the HD controller in System Profiler)
L2 Cache 1Mb