View Full Version : Need new hard drive for G5 imac...

Jan 22, 2008, 04:56 PM
Imac G5 power pc

what size and style hard drive do I need? any suggestions on model/brand?

Also, i want to put in more ram, what size and style of ram do i need? any place to find it good for cheap?


Jan 22, 2008, 06:23 PM
If I recall correctly the Hard Drive is a 3.5" format SATA drive.

I had a G5 iMac sometime ago and swapped out the drive for a bigger one myself.

I also boosted the ram, as I recall it uses " dual channel architecture " and I believe you have to install two " matched " memory modules.

For some reason " matched pairs " are expensive but are supposed to be like exact twins when it comes to performance. Having worked in the chip making industry for a while I knew that " matched " pairs were basically just two modules from the same production run.

I went to CompUSA and bought two single modules, BUT, I checked through them all to insure that I had two singles from the same production run.

I believe the RAM Specs are shown in the owners manual, as well should the HDD specs be also.