123Macmini.com
FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   GalleryPhoto Gallery   RegisterRegister   ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

external drive enclosure for iMAC G5 HD?

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    123Macmini.com - Forums Forum Index -> Mac Desktops
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
albireo13
Member
Member


Joined: 09 Nov 2006
Posts: 62
Location: NH

PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:15 pm    Post subject: external drive enclosure for iMAC G5 HD? Reply with quote

My iMAC died (main board) and I just bought a new 27" iMAC.
It was a G5 iMac, 17" screen, bought in 2005.

I want to take out the HD from the old MAC, put it in an enclosure, and use it as an external to retrieve files. A lot of iTune and picture files on it.
I opened up the Mac and removed the drive. It's a 160G drive with a different type of connector ... and edge connector instead of the usual pin connectors.

Does anyone know what type of enclosure I could/should use?
Any other good options?

Thx,
Rob
_________________
Mac-mini 1.66G Intel Duo
2G RAM
60G stock HD
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
philiparcario
Veteran Member
Veteran Member


Joined: 19 Jun 2006
Posts: 4573
Location: Howell NJ USA

PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes an ide connector
_________________
2010 Mm 2.4 C2D oem 320gb hdd 8gb ram
2012Mm base 2.5 with 16gb ram diy fusion drive
2012Mm quad with 8gb ram oem 1tb hdd

promise pegasus r6 3x 3tb + 3x 4tb =21tb hdds
lacie little big disk 2x 512gb ssds
synology 2tb disk station
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
philiparcario
Veteran Member
Veteran Member


Joined: 19 Jun 2006
Posts: 4573
Location: Howell NJ USA

PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

here is a link for an ide external enc


http://eshop.macsales.com/item/EZ%20Quest/N52300S/


don't rush to buy i will research this some more to be sure. phil
_________________
2010 Mm 2.4 C2D oem 320gb hdd 8gb ram
2012Mm base 2.5 with 16gb ram diy fusion drive
2012Mm quad with 8gb ram oem 1tb hdd

promise pegasus r6 3x 3tb + 3x 4tb =21tb hdds
lacie little big disk 2x 512gb ssds
synology 2tb disk station
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
philiparcario
Veteran Member
Veteran Member


Joined: 19 Jun 2006
Posts: 4573
Location: Howell NJ USA

PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did research for you is this your computer ?

see link



http://manuals.info.apple.com/en/imacg5_17inch_HardDrive.pdf
_________________
2010 Mm 2.4 C2D oem 320gb hdd 8gb ram
2012Mm base 2.5 with 16gb ram diy fusion drive
2012Mm quad with 8gb ram oem 1tb hdd

promise pegasus r6 3x 3tb + 3x 4tb =21tb hdds
lacie little big disk 2x 512gb ssds
synology 2tb disk station
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
philiparcario
Veteran Member
Veteran Member


Joined: 19 Jun 2006
Posts: 4573
Location: Howell NJ USA

PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

after looking carefully at a g5 imac in the manual above I gotta think you don't have a g5 imac. the manual above shows a sata hdd. you are describing a ide hdd.


this would run an ide hdd


http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Newer%20Technology/U2NV2SPATA/


i would clone it to another newer hdd using superduper. due to its 5 year age.

see link below

http://www.shirt-pocket.com/SuperDuper/SuperDuperDescription.html
_________________
2010 Mm 2.4 C2D oem 320gb hdd 8gb ram
2012Mm base 2.5 with 16gb ram diy fusion drive
2012Mm quad with 8gb ram oem 1tb hdd

promise pegasus r6 3x 3tb + 3x 4tb =21tb hdds
lacie little big disk 2x 512gb ssds
synology 2tb disk station
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
philiparcario
Veteran Member
Veteran Member


Joined: 19 Jun 2006
Posts: 4573
Location: Howell NJ USA

PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pm me for more info on how to.
_________________
2010 Mm 2.4 C2D oem 320gb hdd 8gb ram
2012Mm base 2.5 with 16gb ram diy fusion drive
2012Mm quad with 8gb ram oem 1tb hdd

promise pegasus r6 3x 3tb + 3x 4tb =21tb hdds
lacie little big disk 2x 512gb ssds
synology 2tb disk station
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
albireo13
Member
Member


Joined: 09 Nov 2006
Posts: 62
Location: NH

PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 7:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, that's exactly my drive and MAC. I don't think it's SATA though.

Rob

philiparcario wrote:
I did research for you is this your computer ?

see link



http://manuals.info.apple.com/en/imacg5_17inch_HardDrive.pdf

_________________
Mac-mini 1.66G Intel Duo
2G RAM
60G stock HD
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
albireo13
Member
Member


Joined: 09 Nov 2006
Posts: 62
Location: NH

PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 7:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I bought the new 27" iMAC and brought it home. I took out the HD from the old G5 iMAC and plan on copying files somehow.

My old HD has a ton of iTunes music on it. Question .... how do I retrieve all my old iTunes files? Can I just copy them onto my new MAC like any file?


Rob
_________________
Mac-mini 1.66G Intel Duo
2G RAM
60G stock HD
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Smithcraft
Veteran Member
Veteran Member


Joined: 09 Nov 2008
Posts: 3216
Location: Seattle

PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes.

SC
_________________
Grumpy old man of computing.

[Desktop] Intel mini - 2.16Ghz 2GB 60GB HDD - Newer miniStack v2 500GB - 10.5.8

[Media System] Intel i5 mini - 2.33Ghz 8GB 500GB HDD - 4 x Hitachi 2TB HDD in a qBOX-SF - 10.7.5 (Thanks Phil!)

Make sure it has pins!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    123Macmini.com - Forums Forum Index -> Mac Desktops All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum



      

Shop:  Apple Store  |  Refurbished Macs  |  Refurbished iPads  |  MacConnection  |  Mac Mini Vault  |  Other World Computing

MK 1 Studio Mac mini Racks  |  Crucial Mac Memory  |  Top Free Mac Apps  |  Top Paid Mac Apps



123Macmini.com is an independent publication and has not been authorized, sponsored, or approved by Apple Computer, Inc.
All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owners.
Copyright © 2011 123Macmini.com. All Rights Reserved.