G3 iMac HDD compatible with eMac?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by 8thMan, Mar 20, 2009.

  1. macrumors regular


    Feb 17, 2006
    I've just received a nice 1.42 eMac, working well but no hard drive. I'd like to give it to my father to replace his aging 400mHz G3 iMac. Can I just pull the hard drive from the G3 and install it in the eMac? It is currently running 10.4. Thanks for the help.
  2. macrumors 6502

    Mar 12, 2009
    The hard drive should work as I believe they both use IDE/ATA drives. But if it's original it may not even be a 5400RPM. Whether or not you'll have to reinstall the OS for the eMac...No idea. I'm sure someone will answer.

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