Need new hard drive for G5 imac...

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by rzaroch36, Jan 22, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Dec 19, 2007
    Imac G5 power pc

    what size and style hard drive do I need? any suggestions on model/brand?

    Also, i want to put in more ram, what size and style of ram do i need? any place to find it good for cheap?

  2. macrumors 68020

    Jan 14, 2008
    If I recall correctly the Hard Drive is a 3.5" format SATA drive.

    I had a G5 iMac sometime ago and swapped out the drive for a bigger one myself.

    I also boosted the ram, as I recall it uses " dual channel architecture " and I believe you have to install two " matched " memory modules.

    For some reason " matched pairs " are expensive but are supposed to be like exact twins when it comes to performance. Having worked in the chip making industry for a while I knew that " matched " pairs were basically just two modules from the same production run.

    I went to CompUSA and bought two single modules, BUT, I checked through them all to insure that I had two singles from the same production run.

    I believe the RAM Specs are shown in the owners manual, as well should the HDD specs be also.

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