will imac g4 hard drive work in imac g5?

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

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    iJasonTATE

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

    Thanks, Jason
     
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    SuperJudge

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    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.
     
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    iJasonTATE

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    So any sata hard drive will work?
     
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    SuperJudge

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    Yes, any 3.5" SATA drive will fit and work.
     
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    aednichols

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    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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