iMac G5 Model A1144 1.9 GHz - Hard Drive Replacement

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in Genius Bar edited January 2014


Will this SATA-600 work in it? Or do I need to buy additional connectors, etc.?


 


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    irelandireland Posts: 17,585member


    Anyone?

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    tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 43,399member


    What is SATA-600? Is that just another name for SATA III? 


     


    It should work fine in your iMac, but will run at SATA I (150, is it called?) speeds. 


     


    All SATA are pin-compatible, both forward and backward, but no drive will run faster than the port to which it's connected, and vice versa. So if the computer has a SATA II port, it'll only run SATA III drives at half speed and SATA I drives at full (not double) speed.

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    irelandireland Posts: 17,585member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post


    What is SATA-600? Is that just another name for SATA III? 


     


    It should work fine in your iMac, but will run at SATA I (150, is it called?) speeds. 


     


    All SATA are pin-compatible, both forward and backward, but no drive will run faster than the port to which it's connected, and vice versa. So if the computer has a SATA II port, it'll only run SATA III drives at half speed and SATA I drives at full (not double) speed.



    It's not my computer, but thanks for clearing that up.

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