Replacing HD in an eMac

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by mknapper1, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. mknapper1 macrumors newbie

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    i just bought a 700mhz eMac for $20 the only thing is that it does have a hd or ram... i am going to bestbuy this weekend to buy both, however i have read that the hd in the eMac needs to be smaller than a regular hard drive. I want at least 250gb to store all of my movies and and music, however if i have to buy a smaller size that will fit into the emac and then just buy an external hd i could do that to... Just asking for advice and hoping that someone could help me save a couple bucks along the way with some recomendations.

    -Matt
     
  2. rpaloalto macrumors 6502a

    rpaloalto

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    Palo Alto CA.
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    No, you should be fine with any 3.5 ide hard drive.
    I too want to upgrade my emac with a larger hard drive. I also have a 700 MHZ g4 emac.

    check this out
    http://lancej.blogspot.com/2006/01/macintosh-upgrading-700-mhz-emac.html

    I just upgraded the ram to 1 gig. It was very picky with three ram. I went through 3 different brands from my local fry's. All were the right spec, but would just crash or would not pass apple's hard ware test.

    This was until I ordered ram from OWC

    Good luck
     

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