Currently Being ModeratedMay 28, 2012 2:10 PM (in response to Dougal222)
Are you sure, the 17" Early Core Duo iMac's came with a 160GB Hard Drive.
No, the 17" Early Core Duo iMac uses a 3.5 SATA Drive.
Personally I have upgraded the Hard Drive in several Early Core Duo's using both 320GB and 500GB WD Cavair Blue's.
see > WD Caviar Blue
Also see > iMac Intel 17" Repair Manual - iFixit
Currently Being ModeratedMay 28, 2012 3:19 PM (in response to den.thed)
Yes, mine is the later 2006 model which has the intel GMA graphics chipset, 80GB HD and cd-writer / DVD combo (not DVD / DVD writer super drive).
But i did look up the model number of its current HD which is a WD. It says it is also Apple branded and that it is 3.5 inch SATA.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 28, 2012 6:27 PM (in response to Dougal222)
Currently Being ModeratedMay 28, 2012 10:20 PM (in response to den.thed)
Nope its def not a G5. Apple and "about this mac" confirms that it is an Intel Core Duo 1.83Ghz with 2GB DDR2 667Mhz RAM. Even Google Chrome runs on it perfectly and i have Windows XP on bootcamp. These do not run on my wifes 1.67Ghz PPC Power Book.
This is the model i have:
So any spec SATA HD 3.5 inch should work fine ?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 29, 2012 1:55 AM (in response to Dougal222)
Thanks for the feedback, I didn't realize that the educational model only had an 80GB Hard Drives.
Yes, however some 6Gb/s Hard Drives may need to be jumpered down to 3Gb/s to work with the iMac's 1.5Gb/s SATA Controller.