Help Needed Choosing new iMac G5 Hard Drive

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by hfdave, Jan 12, 2007.

  1. hfdave macrumors newbie

    Oct 4, 2006

    I recently got an iMac G5 at a price that I couldn't pass up, unfortunately it only came with an 80gb harddrive. I have been searching for SATA hard drives for a replacement, but it seems that the one I want does not say it is compatible with Macs. It is the Western Digital 500GB Internal Serial ATA Hard Drive. Does anyone know if I would be able to use this drive if I formatted it with Disc Utility, or is the hardware itself just incompatible with Macs. I was under the impression that I could install any harddrive as long as it was SATA. Thanks for the help.
  2. RichP macrumors 68000


    Jun 30, 2003
    Motor City
    I am 99% sure you can put in any SATA drive you want in there, unless there is a specific hardware conflict with a certain brand and model number. (which a quick google search would reveal)
  3. hfdave thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 4, 2006
    Thanks. I tried searching for the model number but I couldn't find anything relevant. I'll probably just go with that model and see what happens.

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