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Thread: G3 266Mhz

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    Hey,
    I have the old G3 with the internal zip running at 266 Mhz. The standard HD is way too small and I was looking into the Seagate 40G drive. Will it work on my computer? Also, can I configure the old drive as a slave with my new one as the master?

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    Depends on which Revision G3 you have as to whether it supports slave drives on the IDE bus. You can tell this via Apple System Profiler, at the bottom is production information and under that is ROM Version.
    $77D.40F2 revision 1
    $77D.45F1 revision 2
    $77D.45F2 revision 3

    Revision 1 G3 will not support slaves. Your best bet is to add a PCI ATA100 or ATA133 host card if you have the rev1. Even with the later revisions use of the faster ATA card will significantly speed up the bus with a very low cost.

    If you have the later revisions then yes, you can install the new drive and old drive together on the same bus.

    Rick

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