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tsugaru
May 6, 2011, 07:21 AM
Please list the hard drive that you received with your machine.

I've seen a couple of people in here with WD 1TB Caviar Black drives. (yes!!!)

Anyone getting different drives (Seagate, Hitachi, etc.)



difflch
May 6, 2011, 07:48 AM
WD Caviar Black here on standard 3.4GHz model from Apple store.

Zen0Jin
May 6, 2011, 07:54 AM
WD Caviar Black here on standard 3.4GHz model from Apple store.

Seagate 7200.12 on Top end 3.4ghz retail model.

Rgladman
May 6, 2011, 08:56 AM
Seagate 7200.12 on 2.7 27".

Zen0Jin
May 6, 2011, 09:02 AM
I have a 1TB WD Caviar Black drive as an external and I'm glad they put in the Seagate in mine.

My Caviar Black is fast, but it's a lot of clicking and seeking.

I also have a Caviar Green and a Caviar Blue, the green being my favorite as it's pretty silent.

I can't hear my Seagate drive at all even when transferring documents at full tilt.

I have to say, I'm used to SSDs but I think I'll be OK with this drive until Lion is released and hopeful the Intel SSD 320s drop in price and I get the nerve up to open this baby up and do some surgery... :rolleyes:

DeusInvictus7
May 6, 2011, 09:25 AM
Caviar Black here in my i7 27".

EDIT: Ordered a BTO i7 with the 2GB Graphics to replace the normal i7 and now it has a Seagate Barracuda. Just as quiet though so can't really complain.

ChargedPC
May 6, 2011, 12:09 PM
Seagate Barracuda 1TB in our 2.7GHz 27" i5.


Anyone successfully swapped out their stock hard drive for an upgraded size, or does anyone have info on the 2TB sized models?

Also can people post the firmware version if possible. Thanks!

mac.rumors
May 6, 2011, 03:59 PM
A 2TB Seagate ST32000541AS on my 3.4GHz i7 with 2GB 6970M. I have not been able to get any details of this drive on Seagate's website.

Any pointers to more details will be helpful.

Thanks.

Chris5488
May 6, 2011, 04:22 PM
What's the difference anyway (besides of the brand)?

Is one faster? more silent? more durable?

kevin2223
May 6, 2011, 04:48 PM
A 2TB Seagate ST32000541AS on my 3.4GHz i7 with 2GB 6970M. I have not been able to get any details of this drive on Seagate's website.

Any pointers to more details will be helpful.

Thanks.

Based on Seagate's Model Formats (http://seagate.custkb.com/seagate/crm/selfservice/search.jsp?DocId=204763&Hilite=model#desktop), it has 32MB of cache.

There is a Seagate Barracuda LP ST32000542AS available (2TB, 5900RPM) similar to that model number. But Apple wouldn't put a slower drive in when they advertise it as being 7200RPM.

On the other hand, there is also a ST32000641AS (http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/products/desktops/barracuda_xt/) (the 6 likely indicating 64MB of cache) available as a 6Gb/s drive.

Perhaps the single number difference means there is 32MB cache? I couldn't find any exact specifications based on the "541" part.

tsugaru
May 7, 2011, 03:45 AM
What's the difference anyway (besides of the brand)?

Is one faster? more silent? more durable?

Seagate has gone down in the last couple of years in terms of build quality and reliability. I have had nothing but good things to say about Western Digital drives.

The current iMac 27" I have (the 3rd one I've received from Apple,) was fitted with a Seagate drive. I regret not keeping the first iMac I received with the cracked glass, as that had a Western Digital drive in it. The WD drive was much quieter. Performance is probably a wash, but I'll take the silence anyday, short of putting a Green/5x00rpm drive inside.

I know the 2TB WD Caviar Blacks are fairly loud, but my new one is staying with a 1TB drive. Hope I get the WD.

Chris5488
May 7, 2011, 04:08 AM
Well I hope I get a WD one too :)
I always had WD drives (good experience results in staying with the brand:D) but I never had a Seagate so I didn't know which of the two were better.

Mikey86uk
May 7, 2011, 05:06 AM
WD Caviar Black in my Base 27"

going by posts on here, im guessing thats the best drive for the iMac?

Jon the hat
May 7, 2011, 03:23 PM
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 SATA 3Gb/s 1TB Hard Drive in m 3.1ghz i5 27".

Spyriadon
May 7, 2011, 03:33 PM
No idea how to check :D

maxinc
May 7, 2011, 03:41 PM
Caviar Black 1TB in my 27" 2.7G i3 purchased in the UK.

@Spyriadon: Apple > About this mac > More Info ... > Serial ATA > make a note of the model number.

Chris5488
May 11, 2011, 12:43 PM
I wanted WD, and I got WD :D

Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB,7200RPM, 32Mb cache (WD1001FALS)

It is really silent, I thought my previous HDD, a Samsung F1 was quite, but actually it was pretty noisy compared to this!

nightmaresonwax
May 11, 2011, 01:41 PM
Mine's a 2TB Hitachi Deskstar... It's very quiet, but I still would have preferred WD, just... Well, just because!

siouxsie311
May 11, 2011, 02:00 PM
I have the Western Digital Caviar 1TB on my 3.1Ghz i5 27" iMac.

archer75
May 11, 2011, 02:12 PM
2tb seagate in my 27" i7 3.4ghz

Badger^2
May 11, 2011, 02:39 PM
All drives fail. The sooner everyone realizes that, the sooner you will get over this.

For every XXX drive sucks and died for me you should get a YYY, you will get a YYY drive sucks and died on me, you should get an XXX.

Apple buys whatever they can get a deal on.

My WD Black died after 2 months late last year. So meh.

kfscoll
May 14, 2011, 04:22 PM
I'd be really interested if someone could confirm that the 2TB Seagate drives are 7200 RPM. I'd almost positive that the 2TB Hitachi drives are 7200 RPM, but I have a sneaking suspicion that the Seagate drives are 5900 RPM. If that's the case, that's a really sneaky move on Apple's part, particularly since they advertise the iMac drives as being fast 7200 RPM models.

Badger^2
May 14, 2011, 05:07 PM
I'd be really interested if someone could confirm that the 2TB Seagate drives are 7200 RPM. I'd almost positive that the 2TB Hitachi drives are 7200 RPM, but I have a sneaking suspicion that the Seagate drives are 5900 RPM. If that's the case, that's a really sneaky move on Apple's part, particularly since they advertise the iMac drives as being fast 7200 RPM models.

Its 7200 RPM, no idea why you would think otherwise.

boogei
May 14, 2011, 05:13 PM
Seagate Barracuda in mine.

kfscoll
May 14, 2011, 05:37 PM
Its 7200 RPM, no idea why you would think otherwise.
The model number of the 2TB Seagate drive in the new iMacs has been reported to be ST32000541AS (I can't verify that because I don't have my new iMac yet, but it's easy for someone with a new iMac to look in System Profiler to find their HD's model number). If you Google that model number, you'll learn that the drive is a 5900 RPM drive.

Other than the fact that Apple has said so, I'm not sure what makes you think that the 2TB Seagate is undoubtedly a 7200 RPM drive. What I've seen certainly raises a doubt...

kfscoll
May 14, 2011, 05:38 PM
Seagate Barracuda in mine.
1TB or 2TB? What's the model number?

boogei
May 14, 2011, 05:46 PM
1tb or 2tb? What's the model number?

1tb st31000528as

gbarlow
May 14, 2011, 06:15 PM
3.4ghz i7 w. 2GB vid card

1TB ST31000528AS

kfscoll
May 14, 2011, 08:01 PM
We need some folks with 2TB Seagates to chime in and to verify that they're 7200 RPM...or not.

kramjam
May 15, 2011, 12:56 AM
@ those who ordered BTO 27" with the i7, does your box say i5 processor instead of i7? and inside should there be any receipt or order information? mine was just the computer and the little box. couple scratches and one little chip on the left side, probably not gonna fuss though

boogei
May 15, 2011, 01:35 AM
@ those who ordered BTO 27" with the i7, does your box say i5 processor instead of i7? and inside should there be any receipt or order information? mine was just the computer and the little box. couple scratches and one little chip on the left side, probably not gonna fuss though

Bought an i7,box has i5 picture on the side.
Delivery docket stuck on the box.
All invoices etc emailed from Apple.

imacken
May 15, 2011, 03:35 AM
Hitachi 2Tb 7200 HDS722020ALA330 on my 3.4GHz 27".

tsugaru
May 15, 2011, 03:56 AM
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I got a Seagate in my 27" i7 2GB. Eh.

Lot quieter than the Seagate drive in my 09.

orangewall
May 15, 2011, 03:58 AM
I'd tell you but i'm not sure where to find out ^^

tsugaru
May 15, 2011, 04:12 AM
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Apple system profiler knows all. Under Sata.

orangewall
May 15, 2011, 04:15 AM
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Apple system profiler knows all. Under Sata.

Hmm well its a 1tb one, and the profiler thing says:
WDC WD1001FALS-403AA0, is that it ? I dont see anything saying Seagate or Hitachi..

Bardofar
May 15, 2011, 04:25 AM
Hmm well its a 1tb one, and the profiler thing says:
WDC WD1001FALS-403AA0, is that it ? I dont see anything saying Seagate or Hitachi..

Thats the Western Digital Black Caviar edition, i received the same in a 3.4ghz i7 w. 2GB vid card imac.

orangewall
May 15, 2011, 04:29 AM
Thats the Western Digital Black Caviar edition, i received the same in a 3.4ghz i7 w. 2GB vid card imac.

Oh right. cool. my one is an i7 too, but the 1gb vid card.

bakura
May 15, 2011, 05:07 AM
For those who have a Caviar Black, what temperature do you have ?

MR.Raul
May 15, 2011, 06:02 AM
Wdc wd1001fals-403aa0 1tb

TallManNY
May 15, 2011, 09:38 AM
Seagate Barracuda 1Gb. But I got the high end without any BTO options.

So far whisper quiet. Didn't even hear it when I migrated data last night for 4 hours.

Georgio
May 15, 2011, 09:53 AM
1GB WD edition in my i7, I take it that's good? :D

Dresevski
May 15, 2011, 09:56 AM
I also have a Seagate in my BTO i7 and 2GB VRAM. Not on it at the moment so I'd need to get the sn# later. It would be so upsetting if they threw a lower RPM drive in here but that's straight up false advertising and blatant lying to the consumer. I doubt Apple's at that level.

Also, my box has the i5 emblem on the side

tsugaru
May 15, 2011, 10:06 AM
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Hope my replacements' replacement is a WD.

And yes, i5 logo, yet i7 in the iMac.

clyde2801
May 15, 2011, 10:21 AM
ST31000528AS 1TB. (Seagate?):confused:

omvs
May 15, 2011, 10:29 AM
Seagate 1TB ST31000528AS (7200rpm, 32MB cache)
(from a BTO i5/3.1GHz 2GVRAM)

kfscoll
May 15, 2011, 11:03 AM
I think we're sure that the both the Seagate and Western Digital 1TB drives are 7200 RPM --- what we need is more info on the 2TB Seagate drive. :)

kramjam
May 15, 2011, 11:45 AM
3.4 GHz BTO w/ 2GB GPU - WDC WD1001FALS-403AA0

Assuming that's the Western Digital Caviar I guess.

islandman
May 16, 2011, 10:13 AM
I assume that none of these drives are SATA 3? Any idea when those might start being shipped with the iMac?

kfscoll
May 16, 2011, 11:32 AM
I assume that none of these drives are SATA 3? Any idea when those might start being shipped with the iMac?

Even if they were SATA III hard drives, it's not like mechanical hard drives can saturate a SATA II connection, much less a SATA III one.

phlydude
May 16, 2011, 12:13 PM
Seagate Barracude - 2TB 7200 RPM - it is QUIET!

Here is the info from my system:

Intel 6 Series Chipset:

Vendor: Intel
Product: 6 Series Chipset
Link Speed: 6 Gigabit
Negotiated Link Speed: 3 Gigabit
Description: AHCI Version 1.30 Supported

ST32000541AS:

Capacity: 2 TB (2,000,398,934,016 bytes)
Model: ST32000541AS
Revision: AL33
Serial Number: xxxxxxxx
Native Command Queuing: Yes
Queue Depth: 32
Removable Media: No
Detachable Drive: No
BSD Name: disk0
Rotational Rate: 7200
Medium Type: Rotational
Partition Map Type: GPT (GUID Partition Table)
S.M.A.R.T. status: Verified
Volumes:
Capacity: 209.7 MB (209,715,200 bytes)
Writable: Yes
BSD Name: disk0s1
Macintosh HD:
Capacity: 1.75 TB (1,749,999,943,680 bytes)
Available: 1.73 TB (1,729,762,893,824 bytes)
Writable: Yes
File System: Journaled HFS+
BSD Name: disk0s2
Mount Point: /
BOOTCAMP:
Capacity: 250.05 GB (250,053,918,720 bytes)
Writable: Yes
File System: NTFS
BSD Name: disk0s3