I have a Performa 6400/200 that use EIDE I found a great cheap IDE HD now will the standard IDE hard drive work with the performa or do I have to hunt for a EIDE
I have a 12 Gig could I install macos 9 in a 9 gb partion and mac os 8 in the restThe only problem will be with the drive controller and what it can handle - and I think you will run into a problem at the 9GB mark, which most machines of that kind will have. Some Macs however, will operate fine on a larger drive if it is partitioned, so long as the first partition contains the OS. Some controllers may exhibit timing problems, which was an affliction with some of the ATA-5 drives in combination with certain controllers. But considering this is more of a hackish project, I'd toss the drive in and see what happens. The worst result is that you can't get 40GB out of the drive - so perhaps someone will have an old 4-10 GB drive kicking around...
I believe that Mac can take a maximum size PATA (IDE/EIDE) drive of up to 120GB running Mac OS 9.1. But you can always install a PCI expansion card and overcome that limit.I have a Performa 6400/200 that use EIDE I found a great cheap IDE HD now will the standard IDE hard drive work with the performa or do I have to hunt for a EIDE
I would but a Pci card in but both my slots are used I have the video editing edition so one slot have video out and the other has ethernetI believe that Mac can take a maximum size PATA (IDE/EIDE) drive of up to 120GB running Mac OS 9.1. But you can always install a PCI expansion card and overcome that limit.
I'm still using an Acard AEC-6280M PCI card in my present G4 MDD 1.25GHz Mac that was originally used in a G3 DT and migrated to a 733GHz Quicksilver previously.
It's actually faster than the built-in port on the G4 MDD and presently has two drives attached and running 10.05.7. The drives are actually 'seen' by the Mac as SCSI drives.
It's worked beautifully for years. ;-)
The only thing I'd see as a problem is that OS8 would be installed above the 9GB mark, so it may not be bootable. I do not know if this is a limitation of OS8 or OS9, though it is a very real limit with many older installations of Linux, as well as a limitation of installing OSX on earlier tray load iMacs.no I meant put os 9 on 9 gigs and 8 on the other 3