Upgrading iMac G5 Hard Drive

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by stevietheb, Aug 18, 2005.

  1. stevietheb macrumors 6502a

    stevietheb

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    I searched around, so I'm sorry if this has already been addressed in another post.

    I would like to upgrade the HD in my iMac G5. So, I had it open today examining, and the connections look different than the HDs I'd seen before (though admittedly I hadn't looked at one in over a year...). What kind of drive is this exactly? Any suggestions on quality drives at good prices?

    The iMac is a Rev A 17"

    Thanks!
     
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

    CanadaRAM

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    The iMac G5 (and the PowerMac G5) use Serial ATA (SATA) drives. They are indeed different from the Parallel ATA (EIDE) drives in G4's and eMacs.

    I like Seagate Barracuda drives.

    Whatever brand, make sure you get the full 3 or 5 year manufacturer's warranty in writing when you buy it. You don't want to save $10 and find out the drive is a 'pull' or an OEM drive with 0 - 1 year warranty.
     
  3. stevietheb thread starter macrumors 6502a

    stevietheb

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    So if it says "Serial ATA" on the box, then I'm good to go?
     

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