View Full Version : will imac g4 hard drive work in imac g5?

Oct 10, 2011, 04:58 PM
I'm ordering an imac g5 with no hard drive. Will my imac g4's hard drive fit inside?

Thanks, Jason

Oct 10, 2011, 05:02 PM
No. The iMac G4 uses a PATA HD and the iMac G5 uses a SATA HD that's in a slot too tight to accommodate an adapter.

Oct 10, 2011, 05:13 PM
So any sata hard drive will work?

Oct 10, 2011, 05:26 PM
Yes, any 3.5" SATA drive will fit and work.

Oct 10, 2011, 06:37 PM
A limited number of iMac G5 units intended for education did have Parallel ATA HDDs, but the OP's is probably not one of them.