imac G4 HDD options

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  1. elf69 macrumors 68020

    elf69

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    So I have a G4 imac which works fine running 10.3.

    will upgrade to 10.5 when can get media.

    but the ide drive is gonna be old even if it's had a replacement at some point.

    What's my options?

    I got a few 2.5" sata drives hanging around.
    Maybe fit one these with an adaptor?

    SSD route would be nice but been rough few months and cash not there yet so looking for budget option.
     
  2. amagichnich macrumors 6502

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    There is a very good "Manhattan Ide to sata" adapter on Amazon which serves me very well, I don't know though if it will fit in the iMac because of it's height
     
  3. elf69 thread starter macrumors 68020

    elf69

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    if get ide to sata adaptor baord it could work?

    like: ITS.jpg
     
  4. weckart macrumors 601

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    Easily. I had a similar adapter in my MDD with a full sized SATA drive. If you stick with a 2.5" drive, there is plenty of room to fit it.
     
  5. elf69 thread starter macrumors 68020

    elf69

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    I got 2x500gb 2.5" sata drives here and a few 250gb too

    a 250gb will do as only for mostly music when can find 10.5 install media.
    might get used for storing photos at a later date as going in my workshop and will probably take many photos of my progress on projects
     
  6. VanneDC macrumors 6502a

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    I had issues using the ide to SATA convertor in my lampshade g4. Space wise. Ended up dumping it and buying a new 8mb cache ide 160gb drive.. works flawlessly.
     
  7. elf69 thread starter macrumors 68020

    elf69

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    I plan on using an old 2.5" drive not a 3.5" so should have plenty space.
     

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