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MacBooksRock
Jun 1, 2008, 07:23 PM
Hello,
I just purchased an iMac G5 (1.6GHz) w/ a bad hard drive. Is there a limit to the size of hard drive that I can put in it? I was wanting to put a 500GB SATA in it, will that be ok? Thanks for your help!



dsharits
Jun 1, 2008, 07:40 PM
The 1.6 iMac G5's use Ultra ATA hard drives, not SATA, so you would be limited to whatever size ATA HD you can find.

MacFanatic08
Jun 1, 2008, 08:08 PM
The iMac 1.6GHz models used SATA hard drives see: http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/imac/stats/imac_g5_1.6_17.html

dsharits
Jun 1, 2008, 08:15 PM
The iMac 1.6GHz models used SATA hard drives see: http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/imac/stats/imac_g5_1.6_17.html
That's very interesting. That's the first time I've seen wrong information in the Mactracker app (unless the 40 GB Ultra ATA was a special education model?) Thanks for pointing that out.

So then that makes it absolutely possible to put that 500 GB SATA drive in it.

MacBooksRock
Jun 1, 2008, 09:08 PM
Ok. Thanks for the help guys!