imac to help emac?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Kareshnaka, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. Kareshnaka macrumors newbie


    Jul 14, 2010
    Tourian, California
    Hey, my mom found an iMac at the grocery store and I hooked it up but i noticed it has no ram.I also have an emac that has linux on it (terminal) and i was wondering if i can use the imac's hard drive on the emac.I don't want to open it up right now so i am asking if it would work. as far as i know, the emac has a 2.5 inch hard drive and the imac has 3.5.
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    The eMac uses a 3.5" HDD like the iMac, but depending on what OS version is on the iMac's HDD, you might not be able to boot from it while it is inside the eMac. has some guides that might be able to help you.
  3. MacForScience macrumors 6502

    Sep 7, 2010

    What model of iMac is it? G4, G3 does it have FireWire etc.?

    The big issue is that the emac should be UltraATA 100 or UltraATA 66 depending on the model of iMac this could be an issue for example if it were an iMac G5.

  4. Paulywauly macrumors 6502a


    Sep 26, 2009
    Durham, UK
    Your mam found an old iMac at the grocery store?! How random!? Hehe
  5. raysfan81 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 6, 2009
    North Carolina
    If you could do that it would be dependent on what model eMac it is and what model iMac it is, like someone said above.

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