3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 1, 2013 3:36 PM by bkinblack
bkinblack Level 1 (0 points)

have a mac os 10.5.8 G5 power PC. this is not an imac! if i cant up grade. can i pull  hard drives out to use  with a newer system and throw old tower in trash? thanks in advance for your help.

PowerMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • Allan Eckert Level 9 (50,699 points)

    With a PowerPC G5, no.



  • moofmama Level 1 (20 points)

    The PM G5s used serial ATA hard drives.These are still usable in some of the newer systems.  So...


    If your new system is a Mac Pro, then it will fit hansomely into one of the three empty slots.


    For all other new Macs, you could still use it in an external enclosure from various manufacturers.


    However, the OS (10.5.8) on your old drive will not run on any of the new Macs. 


    Availing yourself of either option i mentioned would allow you to use the old drive and data for migrating to the new Mac.  While the folks at the Apple store would not be able to install this drive in your new baby, they would be able to help you with the data transfer should you require it.



  • bkinblack Level 1 (0 points)

    this is gr8. thanku. can do the data transfer. i would just use external hard drive wouldnt i? so will just find  a Mac thats compatible. most helpful. thanku for your time.