iMac G5 early 2008 Hard Drive upgrade

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

  1. dharpo32 macrumors newbie

    dharpo32

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    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

    geoffreak

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    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

    zmttoxics

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

    G5s were all SATA.
     
  4. Ampidire macrumors 6502

    Ampidire

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    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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