Moving PC hard drive to G5

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by benwa02, Dec 6, 2004.

  1. benwa02 macrumors 6502

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    I am planning on purchasing a G5 come january or sooner and currently own a PC. This is probably a stupid question but i was wondering if i could move my western digital hard drive from my PC to a G5. Thanks for any help im sure you avid MAC users will have a quick answer.
     
  2. OryHara macrumors regular

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    Not sure if this will help, but...

    im not sure about physicaly moving the HDD. if you want to copy all the data to your G5 all you need is a regular Cat-5 cable. Just set file sharing on both computers and you should be good to go.
     
  3. diamond geezer macrumors regular

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    If your Western Digital Drive isn't an SATA drive then you'll need an SATA-ATA adapter. The PC drive should appear on the Mac desktop ok with the need for formatting.
     
  4. barrettd macrumors regular

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    Along these lines, I've got a 120GB SATA drive in my PC. I've got a G5 coming soon. Do I need to prep the drive at all before connecting it to the G5? I take it from your statement I can just plug it in, then reformat in OSX.
     
  5. ChrisFromCanada macrumors 65816

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    Yep its that easy. And usually it will ask you if you want to reformat when you login with it for the first time.
     
  6. barrettd macrumors regular

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    Thanks! I'm going to love switching, once and for all.
     
  7. benwa02 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    awesome. i just got home and pulled out the manual for my WD hard drive and it says it can work an MAC OS 8.6 or later so i assume im all set.
     

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