hardrive compatibility for G5 iMac

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by jdoran, Nov 17, 2007.

  1. jdoran macrumors newbie

    Nov 17, 2007
    I'm looking to upgrade my iMac's hardrive and I found an HDD that I'd like to buy; I just want to make sure its compatible with my computer. I have a 17inch imac, and a 1.8 G5 processor (NO built in iSight). The hardrive I'm looking at is a Seagate Barracuda 500GB internal HDD. Here's a link to detailed specks:
    The size is right but I'm not sure the computer will accept SERIAL-ATA. It looks like the drive installed now is only ATA, so I wanted to double check and see if this makes a difference. If it does, could someone please recomend a suitable 500GB internal Hardrive. Thanks for your time, Justin.
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    I have the same machine! Indeed, they use SATA drives as shown in System profiler. They don't use ATA drives. That drive will be fine. :)
  3. jdoran thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 17, 2007

    always nice to have some peice of mind before droping some cash:)

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