Need Advice on new hard drive!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by eyedoc_00, Jun 30, 2008.

  1. eyedoc_00 macrumors regular

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    My iMac G5 ambient light sensory hard drive failed. Tried to fix it with disk utility and no go. Tried reinstalling the OS and it failed. Any thoughts on a good hard drive? What type is needed for the G5? Where is the best place to buy? Can I install this myself or do I need to get professional help?

    Thanks for your help and suggestions,

    Gary
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  3. eyedoc_00 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you for the links. How do you disable ncq? It looks fairly easy to replace the hard drive. I have never done it before. Why am I lucky to have the G5? I do love the computer and the mac OS, but I have had some issues in the past with this computer.
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    The iMac G5 was the only iMac that had easily replaceable parts.

    Like I said most hard drives will have jumper instructions printed on them on how to enable and disable their features.
     
  5. eyedoc_00 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks.

    Any suggestions on brand or where to buy one?
     
  6. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    http://www.macsales.com/ is your best option. If you want to go cheaper you can use MacSales for research and then purchase off of NewEgg.
     

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