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    Jan 10, 2011
    Brooklyn NY
    iMac 4GB 500GB HD 27"; MacBook 1GB 80GB HD
    iMac HD
    Hi, I'm looking into getting a new internal HD for my iMac G5 20" with iSight (old white one). I was wondering if this iMac has a SATA interface for the HD. I was also wondering if you know of any good HD's for this iMac. Any help would be appreciated.

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    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    According to MacTracker your G5 20" with iSight has a SATA bus for the hard drive, so yes, you can use a SATA hard drive.

    One of the best places to buy a new hard drive from is Other World Computing. Here is their URL LINK. Look under the section for 3.5" desktop and tower hard drives.

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    Dec 09, 2010
    Currently 13" Late 2010 MBA, 4GB/128GB; Early 2011 13" MBP, dual core i7 2.7ghz, 4gb ram, 500gb hd
    If you've never opened an iSight iMac before, I advise against it. The case is not easy to remove, and the wires for the camera and microphone are very easy to rip. Removing the case requires fishing in the air vents for two latches either side of the LCD with a flat card, kinda like a credit card. It requires a steady hand and a whole lot of patience. If you aren't comfortable with that, I recommend an external drive.

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