Currently Being ModeratedNov 19, 2012 2:44 PM (in response to Mimi2wo)
Check with www.macsales.com Note, however, I recall a recent post where not all newer FW drives will boot a computer since they are now designing for newer Macs where USB booting is the norm. I have one of the older Voyageur docks which will boot my G4 but the newer ones apparantly do not.
You don't say which model iMac, and just saying iMac is like saying you own a VW beetle, but not if it is a 2010 model or a 1964 model. With this kind of hardware question we need full technical details to make recommendations.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 20, 2012 8:28 AM (in response to Limnos)
Thanks Limnos. It's a desktop iMac from late 2006/early 2007 (if I remember correctly: I've had it about 5 years).
I just want a simple manual service (I'm not doing personal business from home so don't need monthly back-up service) so I can protect my files in case my aging iMac dies soon.
I guess I can just update my software to 10.5 /or higher but was hoping not to have to do that if possible. Mainly because I'm technically-challenged (can you tell?) and want to just plug in an external hard drive, download the backup software and go!
Unfortunately, Time Machine is only on later OS systems as well; maybe I should upgrade software from Tiger to next possible level that will have Time Machine??
Currently Being ModeratedNov 20, 2012 8:57 AM (in response to Mimi2wo)
To get more information about your computer, go to the Apple in the upper left corner of any window, then "About This Mac", then "More Info..." Copy and paste the information here, but omit the serial number and Hardware UUID (if present).
Machine Name: Power Mac G4
Machine Model: PowerMac3,5
CPU Type: PowerPC G4 (2.1)
Number Of CPUs: 2
CPU Speed: 1 GHz
L2 Cache (per CPU): 256 KB
L3 Cache (per CPU): 2 MB
Memory: 1.5 GB
Bus Speed: 133 MHz
Boot ROM Version: 4.3.3f2
Currently Being ModeratedNov 20, 2012 3:03 PM (in response to Mimi2wo)
Since you have the base 10.4.x installed, update to the final Tiger version 10.4.11. Here's the link for the 10.4.11 combo update http://support.apple.com/kb/TA24901?viewlocale=en_US
Currently Being ModeratedNov 22, 2012 6:33 AM (in response to Limnos)
Model Name: iMac
Model Identifier: iMac7,1
Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor Speed: 2 GHz
Number Of Processors: 1
Total Number Of Cores: 2
L2 Cache (per processor): 4 MB
Memory: 1 GB
Bus Speed: 800 MHz
Boot ROM Version: IM71.007A.B03
SMC Version: 1.20f4
Thanks Limnos. Happy Thanksgiving. If you celebrate. ; )
Currently Being ModeratedNov 22, 2012 9:51 AM (in response to Mimi2wo)