Which SSD for a iMac G5 2.1 20" iSight ?
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    LuckyHazlenut
    Posts: 8 from 2021/4/6
    From: Germany
    Hello everybody,
    I wanted to install an SSD in my iMac G5 2.1 iSight today ...
    Unfortunately the SSD was not recognized, but I know from videos that they are.

    Can you recommend one to me?
    Do you also use one yourself?

    Tested:
    Code:
    Crucial MX500 (240GB)       - Not Working
    Intel SSD 320 (120GB) - Working
    SanDisk SSD Plus (240GB) - Working
    Intenso SSD (240GB) - Working


    best regards
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  • »17.04.21 - 01:21
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    matt3
    Posts: 385 from 2004/2/10
    The Power Macs are picky with SSD's. I used a Sandisk Plus SSD, as they are recommended for the Mac. The OWC's seem to be over rated a bit, but some people are using the OWC 3's with no problem. Again this is in the Power Macs, but I would bet it would be the same in the Imac. Good luck!
  • »17.04.21 - 02:02
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    LuckyHazlenut
    Posts: 8 from 2021/4/6
    From: Germany
    Quote:

    matt3 wrote:
    The Power Macs are picky with SSD's. I used a Sandisk Plus SSD, as they are recommended for the Mac. The OWC's seem to be over rated a bit, but some people are using the OWC 3's with no problem. Again this is in the Power Macs, but I would bet it would be the same in the Imac. Good luck!


    Thanks for the answer.

    Yes, I've already heard that the SanDisk SSD's probably work in the iMac G5.

    best regards
    iMac G5 2.1 20" iSight (PowerMac 12.1)
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    analogkid
    Posts: 618 from 2004/11/3
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    I'm using a Intenso JAJS600m256c 256 GB SSD in a Powermac G5.
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    MoerBoer
    Posts: 102 from 2019/10/15
    Using a SanDisk here as well on my iMac 20" G5 iSight, works great.

    I can't recall the model number as it was an old one I had lying around.
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    Intel SSD 320 working in my iSight without any problems
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    BatteMan
    Posts: 253 from 2003/2/24
    From: France
    Hi,
    I want to change my HD in my iSight too but I have a silly question : Is iSight have a SATA connector ?
    If not, which adaptator do you use ?
    Thx !

    EDIT : Oups, got the answer. There is a SATA I port in iMac G5 iSight ! Sorry for disturbed you ;)
    Proud user of MorphOS since 2003 !
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    Korni
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    Kingston A400 SA400S37/480G works fine here with Powermac7,3
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