Do all hdds work for mac? If so does this one?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by MattMK45, Oct 11, 2009.

  1. MacKiddyWiddy macrumors 6502

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  3. Chundles macrumors G4

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    What sort of Mac?

    All the recent ones, MacBooks, MacBook Pros, iMac, Mac Pro, Intel Mac mini etc. Use SATA drives, 3.5" in the iMac and Mac Pro, 2.5" 9.5mm in the others. Pretty sure the iMac G5 and PowerMac G5 used 3.5" SATA drives as well but don't quote me on that.

    Earlier machines, PowerBook G4, iBook G4 etc used PATA drives.
     
  4. cube macrumors G5

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    You need to tell the exact model of your computer. There are different kinds of disks.
     
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  6. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Right, you'll need a 2.5" PATA drive. OWC sell them, Some examples...
     
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    If my memory serves me right, it uses Ultra ATA drive and those are hard to get nowadays. Here is couple of them
     
  8. cube macrumors G5

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    a.k.a. IDE drive.

    But what about the height?
     
  9. Chundles macrumors G4

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    9.5mm
     
  10. MattMK45 thread starter macrumors regular

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    ah thanks guys, nice one, now i just need to find a good performer at a good price, which may take quite a while!
     

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