Model M6497 or A1005 / 500, 600, 700, 800, or 900 MHz G3 processor

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Does this computer have the 128GB Limit on hard drive size?

Due to my iBook's hard drive giving me error messages and according to disk utility, failing, i want to replace it with a bigger drive. My knowlage with the macs of this era tells me that almost all machines made before and some in 2002 will not support a hard drive larger than 128GB, and drives larger than that will need to be partitioned, or connected to a controller card, which cannot be installed in an iBook. I am looking at drives, and need to know if this mac has that limit. Here are my system specs:

800Mhz G3

Solid white, not clear/silver

256MB Ram

Model A1005

Acording to the case, made in 2002

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Yes - but it's not hard to partition a new drive, Disk Utility can do it.. you can make equal or unequal partitions, the boot partition has to be <128GB.

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Ok, I'll just get a 120GB drive, just the right size.


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