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    Help win iMac Hard Drive

    I have an old iMac G5 circa 2005 (one of the big chunky white ones). It recently gave up the ghost so i bought a new one, but i would like to retrieve the hard drive so i could get my stuff off of it, so i was thinking of making it into an external hard drive. If i did this would i be able to get all my pictures, music and videos off of it? Also what size external hard drive caddy would i need? 2.5" or 3.5"?



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    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    Yes, it's possible. You'll need an external SATA 3.5" carrier for the old hard drive from your G5. Note that a carrier for a 3.5" drive will also have an external power supply since it's not able to operate off USB power alone.

    You may be better off purchasing an adapter rather than the carrier. I have both and prefer the adapter. Here is one that you can buy. LINK

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