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My G4 see the drive but it thinks it is a 120 GB drive when it is really a 500 GB drive. How do I get the G4 to recognize the 500 GB drive as a 500 GB drive and not as a 120 GB drive? Jim

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  • grandpainak May 28, 2011

    My G4 is running on OS 10.5.8 off the 500 GB drive but it thinks it is a 120GB drive. I also have another 500 GB that my Power Mac. does not even see or recognize. It only recognizes the first 500GB HD as a 120GB HD. Jim

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The drive may not be formatted to correctly to work with a Mac as most are pre-formatted for PC use.
Use the Disc Utility on your Mac application to format your drive as Mac OS Extended.
Use the Zero out data option for best results, this may take an hour or two. It's in he Erase section.

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