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Using a G4 iMac hard disk in a Power Mac G4 (Digital Audio)

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Jethryn Freyman, Aug 3, 2011.

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    Jethryn Freyman

    Quick question.

    I'd like to put a hard drive from an old G4 iMac into an even older Digital Audio G4 Power Mac. I'd like to know if this is possible.

    The hard drive interface on the iMac is ATA/100, while the Power Mac uses ATA/66.
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    It should work without a problem. You probably don't even have to reinstall the OS.
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    Sorry no.. those are special iMac only drives.

    Seriously though... of course it will.
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    Jethryn Freyman

    Thanks guys... Probably needn't have bothered posting this, I would've tried it out anyway.
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    All PATA drives work on all PATA busses. Identical connector. Different speeds.
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    Jethryn Freyman

    As expected it works fine!

    30GB 4,200 rpm to 80GB 7,200 rpm - Xbench disk scores are 70% higher.

    Nice jump, shame I didn't work this earlier when I actually used the old G4.

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