How big of a HD can I put in my iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by welpekatze, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. welpekatze macrumors newbie

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    I have an old-but-not-that-old pedestal iMac from 2003. It currently has a 80GB HD, 1.25 GHz PowerPCG4 processor, a mere 512 MB (2x256) RAM, and it's currently running Mac OSX 10.5.8. Are there limitations as to 1) the max size of a new hard drive that I can get for this marathon machine and 2) the most RAM. Thank you.
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    A 500 Gb is the biggest ever made for that iMac.
     
  3. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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    The max for a SATA computer right now is about 3tb. The max for an IDE/ATA/PATA drive afaik is 500gb.
     
  4. polythene pam macrumors member

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    My 2007 iMac's HD died last year (one month shy of the exp of applecare) and the repair guy installed a 2TB hd in there.

    Working fine!
     
  5. marsmissions macrumors 6502

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    Completely different hardware unfortunately.
     
  6. welpekatze thread starter macrumors newbie

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