Harddrive upgrade for iMac G5

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by ToddW, Dec 29, 2005.

  1. ToddW macrumors 6502a

    Feb 26, 2004
    Well, I've done it I realized today that I am running out of harddrive space on the iMac and realized I need to upgrade the HD. Was wondering what you guys think of what was the best brand of HD that you guys use.
  2. shadowmoses macrumors 68000


    Mar 6, 2005
    From my experience Seagate are very good as they are reliable and have a 5year warranty... saying this the one i have had was quite noisy.

    Maxtor also make good drives they are affordable and very good, can't fault them......

    The one other brand i would suggest to have a look at are samsung Spinpoint Hard drives they are in my opinion the best HD on the market, they are very VERY quiet!! all be it slighlty more expensive than competitors.

    Well thos are all the brands i have tried so i cant comment on Western Digital etc...

    Just remember you will need to get a SATA drive not the old school PATA (IDE), from what ive heard the installation of a new drive is very easy so go for it,

  3. topgunn macrumors 65816


    Nov 5, 2004
    Before you commit to a particular brand or model, check out http://www.storagereview.com/. They have a lot of good insight into reliability and performance. You'll be glad you checked it out.
  4. Willis macrumors 68020


    Apr 23, 2006
    Beds, UK
    has anyone changed a Harddrive in a 17" iSight iMac G5. 19Ghz. im looking at one on ebay, and it sounds like a faulty HD so i was looking at replacing it. ALthough, the seller has used it with an external, so i can do that i guess. Just wondering on your opinions


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