[thechat] ATA drives for Mac?

Martin martin at members.evolt.org
Tue Apr 16 06:41:01 CDT 2002

So, what with having all my OS9 stuff and my OSX stuff on
my Mac, plus the fact that I use it as a SAMBA server for my
home network, the Mac's hard drive is getting a bit full; I only
have about 800MB left, and at the rate I take photos, that'll fill
quickly too (yeah, I know I can archive them off to CD, but
Lucy gets annoyed if she can't view the photos on the
shared drive).

So, I'm looking for an additional hard drive. I have ye olde
beige G3 tower config, which has ATA drives plus a floppy
(so I don't think http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=58194

So the questions are:
1) Is it possible to have a second drive (the very thought of the
     data migration involved in a drive swap brings me out in a
    cold sweat)
2) Would any old ATA drive work or is there a special 'mac configuration'
     needed? I'm thinking along the lines of
    which should last until the end of the machine's useful life.

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