iMac G5 early 2008 Hard Drive upgrade

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by dharpo32, Jul 27, 2009.

  1. dharpo32 macrumors newbie


    Jul 27, 2009
    Melbourne, Australia
    What brand and part # of hard drive does Apple use when they upgrade the iMac G5 early 2008 up to a 1TB. The existing 320GB is a Seagate but I wanted to know the most compatible 1TB since I am upgrading.
  2. geoffreak macrumors 68020


    Feb 8, 2008
    There are only two types of HDDs used in Macs: IDE and SATA. I *think* all the PowerPCs had IDEs, so any IDE drive should work. The iMac uses 3.5" drives though.

    I would advise just getting an external Firewire drive as if you don't know this much about hard drives, you are going to have a hard time replacing the drive.
  3. zmttoxics macrumors 65816


    May 20, 2008
    2008 iMac G5? Are you sure you don't mean 2005 G5? Or Intel iMac 2008?

    G5s were all SATA.
  4. Ampidire macrumors 6502


    Feb 1, 2007
    Except for the Educational 17" iMac G5 that also lacked a optical drive, modem, and was the Geforce MX4000, but yeah, generally all SATA heh.

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