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will imac g4 hard drive work in imac g5?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by iJasonTATE, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. macrumors member


    I'm ordering an imac g5 with no hard drive. Will my imac g4's hard drive fit inside?

    Thanks, Jason
  2. macrumors 6502


    No. The iMac G4 uses a PATA HD and the iMac G5 uses a SATA HD that's in a slot too tight to accommodate an adapter.
  3. macrumors member


    So any sata hard drive will work?
  4. macrumors 6502


    Yes, any 3.5" SATA drive will fit and work.
  5. macrumors member


    A limited number of iMac G5 units intended for education did have Parallel ATA HDDs, but the OP's is probably not one of them.

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