switch hdd of imacs

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by zalves, Aug 14, 2009.

  1. zalves macrumors member

    Dec 23, 2008

    Can I switch the hdd of two iMacs, beeing one a white one made of plastic and the other one of the new ones in aluminum. will it just work? the white one still has tiger the other leopard...

    anyone knows?

  2. pdjudd macrumors 601

    Jun 19, 2007
    Plymouth, MN
    I do not believe that the hard drive on the iMacs are considered "user replaceable" but if you could, there is nothing special about the drives. You replace it, it will work just the same as the original.
  3. JediMeister macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
    If I understand correctly your intention is to take a harddrive with Tiger on it and place that into the aluminum iMac and the one with Leopard into the white iMac? Swapping the physical drive itself will not be a problem if you're comfortable fiddling with computer hardware. However neither computer system will probably work correctly because the drivers in the system folder that allow use of the hardware properly will not recognize the older/newer hardware correctly.

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