Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1

    Member Since
    Dec 26, 2010
    Question Move drive from older Mac to iMac
    My father-in-law has an older Mac, I believe it's a Performa 5200. He only uses is to type and print letters, or for writing his poetry (HEY, he's 83 years old and a Marine Staff Sargent from the Korean War, he's earned his right to write his poetry ). He's been given an iMac from his daughter, but he won't give up his older Mac due to all of his 'writings' are on in. Is it possible to remove the hard drive from the older Performa and mount it to the iMac to transfer the data to the new machine? If not, is there an easy way to facilitate this transfer? We're afraid the Mac will just not start one day, or that we won't get cartridges for his printer.

  2. #2

    s2odin's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 23, 2010
    C2D 2.26 | 500GB Seagate Momentus | 2GB 1066 (soon to be 8)
    If it's a Performa 5200, from Googling, it uses an IDE connector for the hard drive, whereas the new iMas all have SATA. Can't put it in a new iMac unfortunately. Hmmmmm.... Your best bet would be get an external enclosure and throw it in there and then connect it to his new iMac.

    And thanks to your dad for his service.
    USAF E-2. 1C6X1 - Space Systems Operations. 19 days until BMT.
    Upgrade your MBP HD
    Tritton AXPro FS

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Older Mac Pro vs. New iMac question
    By rmal in forum Apple Desktops
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 01-11-2010, 03:59 PM
  2. move mac operating system from one hard drive to another
    By radiostarlisa in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 11-25-2008, 12:01 PM
  3. Older G3 Imac, System warm after Hard Drive upgrade
    By lovebrooklyn in forum Schweb's Lounge
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-24-2007, 10:59 AM
  4. Hard drive installation on older imac!!!
    By New2Macs in forum Apple Desktops
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 05-04-2005, 10:13 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts