View Full Version : Replacing HD in iMac 600 with larger

Sep 22, 2003, 07:26 PM
I'm considering replacing the HD in my iMac with a large 120GB one ... the only thing that I'm concerned about is the 7200rpm speed vs the 5400 speed ... would this build up too much heat ... any other problems that anyone could foresee...


Sep 22, 2003, 07:57 PM
It wasn't quite the same machine, but I put a 7200 rpm in my bondi blue without any noticable heat problems. If you're really worried, you may want to consider a 5400 rpm drive. They are usually a bit cheaper and the much higher data density will still result in data transfer rates higher than you are probably seeing now.

Sep 22, 2003, 08:01 PM
I've had a 7200 RPM drive in my iMac DV SE for 2 years now, and I leave it on 24/7. No heat problems. And don't get the 5400 RPM drive, its noticeably slower than the 7200. Also, I'll recomend Seagate hard drives, as they are dead silent. I couldn't believe the noise reduction when I replaced the stock drive with the seagate.

Sep 22, 2003, 08:20 PM
I thoroughly checked the diy reports at xlr8yourmac when I replaced my mom's hd in her 300 Mhz indigo and no one reported any problems with the 7200 rpm drives. She had 512 MB of RAM before I replaced her hd but she suffered from beachballs considerably. With the new drive, Jag is quite fast (almost snappy!), and that's on an old imac! The 7200 is definitely the way to go.