Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Desktops > iMac

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Aug 6, 2013, 11:31 PM   #1
denisvj
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
imac 2011 replace stock hdd

Hi guys ,

I want to change the hard drive of my 2011 iMac to 2TB and reading the forum the fans are going to run nuts if I replace the stock hdd .

I found that this can be solved using the kit OWC is selling :

OWC Internal HDD DIY Kit

http://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/DIYIM21HDD11/

Has anyone tested or are using it and advice me if it works .

Thanks
__________________
Aluminum iMac ; Ipod 4G ; iPad 32GB 3G ; Macbook Pro Unibody
denisvj is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 7, 2013, 02:43 AM   #2
dextr3k
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
I haven't tested that, so I can't give you any advice.

However, I can tell you I changed the HDD in my mid-2010 iMac to a 3TB Seagate. The fans do go full power, but that can be software remedied by running a free software called SSDFanControl . The fans will then revert to your HDD SMART status for speed. And I can confirm that they rev up under heavy loads.

So that is another option if you are looking to replace your harddrive.
dextr3k is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 7, 2013, 07:32 AM   #3
denisvj
Thread Starter
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Quote:
Originally Posted by dextr3k View Post
I haven't tested that, so I can't give you any advice.

However, I can tell you I changed the HDD in my mid-2010 iMac to a 3TB Seagate. The fans do go full power, but that can be software remedied by running a free software called SSDFanControl . The fans will then revert to your HDD SMART status for speed. And I can confirm that they rev up under heavy loads.

So that is another option if you are looking to replace your harddrive.
Thanks !

I could try to change it without the kit and use SSDFanControl and see how it works .

do I need to use that app with bootcamp ?
__________________
Aluminum iMac ; Ipod 4G ; iPad 32GB 3G ; Macbook Pro Unibody
denisvj is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 7, 2013, 09:54 AM   #4
omvs
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: May 2011
Interesting -- looks like it would work, although from the image I believe the cable has to hook into the logic board, which means quite a bit more disassembly than just swapping the drive.

If you go into bootcamp from OSX with a restart (rather than full poweroff), I would expect the fans to stay at their last speed. However, if you go to sleep and come back, it might lose the overrides. This is based on what I've observed with the LCD prox sensor missing, but I'd expect it to be similar with the HD sensors missing.
__________________
2009 Mac Pro 2xHex 3.06Ghz, 24GB RAM, 1.7TB Fusion, GTX 680 (4GB)
2012 15" rMBP 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD
omvs is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 7, 2013, 03:00 PM   #5
denisvj
Thread Starter
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
I found this app for bootcamp :

http://www.crystalidea.com/macs-fan-control

Will be changing the HDD on weekend and report if it works

Thanks ,
__________________
Aluminum iMac ; Ipod 4G ; iPad 32GB 3G ; Macbook Pro Unibody
denisvj is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 7, 2013, 08:24 PM   #6
dextr3k
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
No, SSDFanControl is a mac software. I havent tried to install bootcamp so I dont know what happens in Windows, but it works in Mountain Lion
dextr3k is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Desktops > iMac

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Spring 2009 iMac - can I replace the HDD with an SSD? pixeltarian iMac 1 Sep 7, 2013 03:38 AM
Replace iMac HDD with Hybrid? urbanmacUser iMac 1 Mar 16, 2013 07:56 AM
Mid 2011 iMac 27": stock HDD speed DOlsson iMac 3 Mar 7, 2013 01:40 PM
MBP 15' 2011 - Replace Optical Drive with HDD PinoyAko MacBook Pro 13 Feb 11, 2013 10:33 PM
Replace Original HDD with SSD in 2011 21.5 in. iMac trancinchino iMac 0 Nov 9, 2012 02:34 PM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:10 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC