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I would like to know if an older hard drive from imac model A1076 could be installed in a slightly newer imac, model A1145 and have it be compatible and working with no problems?

I'm hoping to swap my older hard drive with programs and data into a slightly newer imac. The motherboard died in the older imac! Is this going to work or do I need to find the same exact imac model A1076 to install the hard drive?

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Hard drives are universal, and based on physical connection / type. So your older HD should work even if you have newer SATA connection. The connection is backwards compatible.

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