PowerPC :: Any Possibility To Install Third Hard Drive To G5?

Aug 26, 2007

Is there any way to install a 3rd internal hard drive to my PowerMac G5 dual 1.8?

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MacBook Pro :: ITunes Library On External Hard Drive / Any Possibility?

Mar 27, 2010

I have a 13" MBP with 160gb hard drive and I only have 5gb left. I have a 250gb external hard drive and was wondering if it is possible to store my itunes library on that? Would it be easy to do so? I have mostly movies and TV shows.

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PowerPC :: G4 - Install Largest Hard Drive?

Feb 13, 2008

I have an old PowerMac G4 7400 (450 Mhz) and I'd like to use it to replace an old Micron PC I'm using as a file server. My question is, what is the largest size HD I can install in it? I checked Mactracker and it said it only supported up to 128 GB per drive. But I didn't know if this was related to the OS at the time or whether it was a hardward limitation. If I'm running Tiger on it would it support a larger 500GB drive? If it is a hardware limitation I guess I could always add a couple external firewire drives. Let me know if this should have been posted in the "collectible forum".

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PowerPC :: Hard Drive Not Working / Logic Board Unable To Communicate With Hard Drive

Sep 9, 2009

My PowerBook G4 (Alum) died. I've had it for 4 years, taken it with me to Alaska and all over the lower 48, and have had nothing but happy experiences. I knew she was gonna go, but I was hoping she'd hold on until I could afford a MacBook. Alas, no. The problem appears to be the ability of the logic board to communicate with the hard drive. I can hear the HD spin, but even with Disk Warrior, I cannot locate it. The Mac Geniuses at my local Apple store confirmed this and gave me a shoulder to cry on. I've run Disk Warrior, Disk Utility, and tried finding it using the target disk mode - no luck.

The problem is that I've got 4 years of teaching materials, 6000 songs, and irreplaceable pictures on the HD, so I can't bring myself to just trash it. It's true that you only fail to back up you stuff once. This is my once. I've heard that with PC hard drives, you can just drop the old HD into a USB HD box and use it as an external HD. I can't afford professional data retrevial, and I want to give this option a try if it'll work with a Mac HD. Any ideas or suggestions?

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PowerPC :: Hard Drive Making Weird Noises / Failing Hard Drive Or Something Else?

Nov 22, 2006

My PM G5's Hard Drive has been making wierd noises lately and I'm really beginning to worry that it's failing. How can I be sure?

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PowerPC :: Any Possibility To Replace Broken Keys

May 11, 2008

I have a Powerbook G4 that has a broken shift and enter key. The other shift and enter both work fine, so I haven't lost any functionality, but I'd like to fix it anyway. They are the only two keys that do not work. Would buying a new keyboard fix this problem? If not, what do I need to do?

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PowerPC :: Any Possibility To Delete Extra Drives On G4 Desktop?

May 22, 2007

I've just bought a second mac - little cheapie to use as a second machine. The guy had it set up with three drives showing on the desktop: OSX, CLASSIC and FILES. I don't need OS9/Classic, or the FILES folder, so I threw them in the trash & emptied it. However, it's showing that I only have 4gig of space on the hard drive. I went into system prefs/disc utility, and it's still showing the drives I deleted - although greyed out. Its seems to still be allocating them 5.9gb each of space. In the column on the left in disc utility, it shows the following drive icons:

19.1 GB MAXTOR 92049U3
I tried deleting them through utility, but I must have done something wrong, as they just popped up on my desktop again. Looks like I need to remove partitions.

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MacBook Pro :: Remove Hard Drive - Install In External Enclosure And Install OS X?

Jan 5, 2011

My MBP was recently squished in a motorcycle accident and its hard drive and superdrive were destroyed. Is it possible to buy a new hard drive, put it in an external USB 2.0 enclosure, then install OS X on it using the discs that came with my destroyed MBP in a different Mac, then put the hard drive into the squished computer and have it use that hard drive as its startup disk? The motherboard on the squished computer is fine, I just can't install OS X on it because it has a broken superdrive.

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IMac :: Install New Hard Drive But Missing Leopard Install Disc

Jan 30, 2010

I'm using a iMac PowerPC G5 that I've received from my brother. He gave it to me with a fresh install of Leopard on it, but he unfortunately no longer has the disc that came with the computer that he also used to format it before handing it to me. With that said, I ordered a new internal hard drive. Naturally, I'll need to re-install Leopard, but I don't have an install disc anywhere. How is this going to be possible? Or will it not be? Do I have to buy a new Leopard install disc? If so where and how much?

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PowerPC :: Make Second Hard Drive As New Primary Hard Drive?

Apr 19, 2010

i just installed a new 2nd, (750 gb) hard drive into my g5 because my first 250gb is nearly full. I'm trying to launch logic but the file is way to big. It wont let me install this program from my new, second hard drive because the message i get is that it supposed to launch from the primary or running hard drive. Can anyone tell me how i can make my second hard drive my new primary hard drive? I got the .dmg for my leapord osx. but not the originals anymore. can anybody help me with this. i'm pretty sure it's simple, i just don't know how to do this.

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MacBook :: Install OS On Blank Hard Drive Without Install Disc

Jun 3, 2014

I have an aluminum Macbook from late 2008, model A1278. I just had to replace the hard drive, and need to install an OS on the currently blank HDD. Problem is, my CD drive doesn't work, so I can't just install from a disc. I had installed Mountain Lion on my old hard drive, but the original OS was Snow Leopard. I haven't succeeded in getting any of my information off my old HDD. Is there another way to install either Snow Leopard or Lion onto my new hard drive?

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PowerPC :: Hard To Place IMac G4's Hard Drive?

Apr 6, 2008

I have an iMac G4 with a failed HD. I know this because it boots from my external drive. Does anyone know where I can find the Hard drive part # and a take-apart guide?

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OS X :: Mac Mini - Wiped Hard Drive - Broken DVD Drive - Install Leopard?

Mar 6, 2009

Clearly there must be a way to do this, right? Can I install off an external hard drive? Off a USB drive? Share my macbook pro's DVD drive somehow? If the hard drive on the mac mini is completely reformatted and I plug it into the USB port on the external hard drive which I partition and install the Leopard DMG would it be able to boot off of it?

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MacBook :: Install New Hard Drive / No DVD Drive / Gray Screen Of Death

Aug 29, 2014

I have never backed up my Macbook 2.1 duo before yesterday. While in the process of backing up I was using photoshop, and my computer froze. I waited 30 min and then decided to shut it down. When I tried to turn it on it will not boot-up, I only get the grey screen of death. I had just recently upgraded to Snow Leopard this week. I used an external DVD drive which seemed to cause issues. So I thought I might be able to use that to install a clean version on this busted drive, well nothing worked, tried holding option key, holding down the C key. I ordered another drive that says its compatible with my drive. Since the my mac doesnt seem to acknowledge my drive, I bought an external housing for my new internal. I want to format and load Snow leopard onto the new hard drive using my girl friends mac. then put in my macbook. I would like to know if this will work? how I need to format my drive in disk utility.. Is it possible that it is not my Hard Drive?

Another side note, I just upgraded my RAM from 1GB to 4GB on my Macbook 2.1, I did try and putting my old ram back in just incase that was the issue.

MacBook, iOS 6, 2.1 13" intel duo

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MacBook Pro :: Hard Drive Makes Crunching Sound / Partitioned Drive To Install Windows?

Aug 28, 2009

So I just partitioned my drive to install Windows and noticed that my hard drive is now making that "crunching" sound that some hard drives make. It started during my Windows installation, and it happens regularly in Windows.

I also briefly hear it while OSX is starting up, but it doesn't seem to happen much in OSX. I've launched a bunch of applications and it is still pretty much silent. Any ideas what could cause this? Could it be NTFS? I have several hard drives in my PC that don't make that sound. I am using a 17" MacBook Pro unibody with the regular 320gb 5400rpm drive that it comes with.

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PowerPC :: Hard Drive Spins And Super Drive Make Noise - No Boot Up

Jan 7, 2010

My friend gave me his old Apple cube G4 + 15" Cinema display in like 1000 pieces. Its completely teared apart. I tried a lot, but it doesn't work. The original IDE cable wasn't included, so I bought one for 2 cents. It should work or not? Maybe the powersupply. I'm not sure. I don't believe actually that the hardware itself, like the motherboard is broken. When everything is into place and I connect the cube to the powersupply it boots immediately. I don't have to do anything. Harddrive spins and the superdrive makes some noise as well. This repeats itself every 5 seconds. The screen is connected and gets power through DVI, but no display. Both the cube and display have touch enabled buttons to switch it on, but they do not respond (I guess).. Motherboard gives 2 light. DS1 is green, DS2 is red.

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PowerPC :: Making PowerBook Hard Drive Into External Drive

Apr 8, 2010

I want to put my old 15" PowerBook hard drive into an external case. I pulled the hard drive out of the PowerBook. And I purchased a NexStar CS 2.5" SATA to USB 2.0 external case. But the connections don't match. What do I need to do? Do I need to buy some sort of adaptor? Hard drive is a Hitachi 120GB 5400RPM (model # HTS541612J9AT00) 2.5" Sorry, these photos are blurry as hell. Picture of hard drive pins:

Pins are in the following configuration (1's represent pins):...............

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PowerPC :: How To Install 10.4 With Broken DVD Drive

Aug 19, 2008

I have a 12" powerbook that is running 10.2 and want to upgrade it to Tiger. The problem is that the DVD drive is broken so I can't pop in my copy and install. Is there any way for me to install it using a USB external hard drive?

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PowerPC :: Install Hitachi 1tb Drive In Imac G5?

May 28, 2007

im wondering is it possible to install a hitatchi 1tb drive in my imac g5 because i think read somewhere that the hitatchi 750gb drive wasnt 1,5gbs Compatable i dont know if this applies to the 1tb drive

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PowerPC :: How To Install Leopard Via Flash Drive

Jun 16, 2010

I put my Leopard install DVD (DVD drive is down) onto a flash drive to install on my 12" PowerBook G4 1.5ghz but when it restarts it just boots back into Tiger. I attempted to reboot and hold option but the only boot choice is the HD. Even if I go to Preferences>Startup Disk there's no option to boot from the Flash Drive.

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PowerPC :: IMac G3 Blank Drive Install

Jul 17, 2010

I recently picked up an iMac G3 with a 600 MHz G3 Processor and a slot-loading CD-RW drive. It had 10.2.8 and 9.2.2 installed. I went into the startup disk menu in system preferences and tried to restart in 9.2.2 and be adventerous. But it would just flash a floppy disk with a ? mark. No matter what I did I could not get back to Mac OS X. I also have a MacBook with Tiger restore CDs. I tried to install that on there but could not and decided to see if it would work if I erased the drive. It did not. So now I have an iMac G3 with a blank hard drive and a Cd drive and a mind that is completely clueless about what to do!

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OS X :: Cannot Install Software On Hard Drive

Nov 14, 2010

I have had this iMac i7 for over a month and I cannot figure out, how to install software/transfer software onto the HDD and NOT the SSD.

The SSD is GREAT, but there are certain things like iWorks and several other programs that i do not NEED the extra speed and reliability if it means I can fit more powerful software onto the SSD (final cut, dragon stop motion, corral painter...)

there are also programs like iMovie and iPhoto I do not need on the ssd because I have aperture and final cut.

Now here is the problem: when i try to install some misc. software onto the HDD, it says that I cannot because "You can only install this software on the disk that is running Mac OS X." How do I also get the HDD to also run Mac OS X?

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Mac Pro :: Can Install Leopard On A Second Hard Drive

Feb 26, 2008

on my Mac Pro (2.66Ghz) I have two hard drives. One contains Leopard and the other hd is used for Time Machine back-ups.I want to add another hard drive that will contain Leopard and Windows XP using Bootcamp.fter I install Leopard on the newer hard drive how can I choose which hard drive to boot from? Also, on a bad day I want to boot to the XP partition on the new drive

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OS X :: Install OSX On External Hard Drive For PC

Jul 17, 2009

installed OS X on an external usb hard drive and than booted from it on a PC?

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OS X :: Can I Install SL On A Brand New Hard Drive

Aug 25, 2009

I want to use my old hard drive as a bootable drive just in case SL gets messed up.

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OS X :: SL Install From External Hard Drive

Aug 28, 2009

you had an ISO of Snow Leopard and an external hard drive. Can you install from the ISO instead of burning the ISO to a DVD and install from the DVD?

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OS X :: Can't Install SL With Upgraded Hard Drive?

Aug 28, 2009

After making sure my Macbook was properly backed up (Time Machine and cloned to external), I put the SL disk in. Waited the 30 minutes for the install and got the language selection window. Then, after clicking continue once or twice I got to the Install Mac OS X window where the hard drive SHOULD have been and that little white box is blank. Disk utility only shows my DVD drive. Not sure what is going on....

Seems that this happens with the original Leopard install disks as well so I am mistaken and this is NOT a SL issue. I did put in a Western Digital 320 gig drive as an upgrade an am pretty sure that I cloned my old drive to it. Wondering if there is a problem with the Mac recognizing the drive or a jumper setting that I need to play with. Apple care has been great and is still on the phone working with me on this.

UPDATE: Installed by putting HDD into firewire enclosure and then back in after install was done. Seems to be working fine now.

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OS X :: How To Install SL Onto External Hard Drive

Aug 31, 2009

is it possible to install SL onto an external harddrive and make it bootable? usb or firewire? i want to do this before i do an actual upgrade on my internal and play with it for a while.my leopard is running perfect right now so i want to play with SL on an external until some kinks are ironed out.

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OS X :: How To Erase Hard Drive Without Install DVD

Oct 29, 2009

I'm in a bind. I want to sell my MacBook Pro, but my dad threw away the installation DVDs that would allow me to erase the hard drive. What's the best option here? I was thinking that I could purchase the upgrade version of Leopard on Ebay since it's cheaper than the full version of snow leopard... but would that allow me to erase the hard drive?

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Mac Pro :: Install A Backed Up Hard Drive?

Apr 10, 2012

I recently had my hard drive expire on my G5 I have a back up of all data and applications that is on an external hard drive.

How do I now install this back on to my G5 and its new hard drive? Is it as simple as drag and drop? Do I have to reinstall all the applications?

I have wondered with all this talk about back ups, how it actually works.

PowerMac, Mac OS X (10.4)

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