Instructions please!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by macartistkel, Sep 22, 2006.

  1. macartistkel macrumors 6502a

    macartistkel

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    #1
    Opening a G5 and adding a hard drive...sorry this is probably easy but I am scared to touch this G5 since it is not mine. It is works and if I screw it up I am in trouble! ;)

    Anyway, I need to copy my old emac hard drive to the computer! Any tips muc appreciated! :) SOON!!
     
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    Your old eMac hard drive won't work in there. G5s are all SATA (serial ATA) drives and your eMac is a PATA (parallel ATA). I don't think there are any PATA connectors in the G5.

    Your best bet is to put the eMac in Target Mode (google) and connect the 2 via Firewire and the eMac HD will show up like an external firewire HD on the G5's Desktop.
     
  3. macartistkel thread starter macrumors 6502a

    macartistkel

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    Thanks Yellow, yep, I figured that out after I posted this! Oh well, maybe it will work in a G4? :confused:
     

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