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Old Dec 18, 2012, 07:55 AM   #1
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What model HDD do you have in your fusion iMac?

I just wanted to get an idea of what platter HDD's Apple are using in the 1TB and 3TB fusion iMac? I have the 3TB and i have the Seagate ST3000DM001 (7200.14)
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 08:31 AM   #2
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I just wanted to get an idea of what platter HDD's Apple are using in the 1TB and 3TB fusion iMac? I have the 3TB and i have the Seagate ST3000DM001 (7200.14)
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APPLE HDD ST3000DM001:

Capacity: 3 TB (3,000,592,982,016 bytes)
Model: APPLE HDD ST3000DM001
Revision: AP15
Serial Number: Z1F1D0PF

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Old Dec 18, 2012, 08:58 AM   #3
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I just wanted to get an idea of what platter HDD's Apple are using in the 1TB and 3TB fusion iMac? I have the 3TB and i have the Seagate ST3000DM001 (7200.14)
I checked a 1 GB fusion model (27") in the store a few days ago. The HDD was shown as "Apple HDD ST1000DM003" in System Information.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 09:04 AM   #4
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I checked a 1 GB fusion model (27") in the store a few days ago. The HDD was shown as "Apple HDD ST1000DM003" in System Information.
Ah so there's my idea out the door, it seems Apple use both the slow WD blue and the fast Seagate HDD in the 1TB models...
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 10:26 AM   #5
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maybe it does matter whether you buy the base 27 or the other more expensive one.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 10:28 AM   #6
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Mine will be arriving in a few days its a 27" with 1tb fusion. Is there a way to check without opening the system up? I'll gladely look if so
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 10:28 AM   #7
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Ah so there's my idea out the door, it seems Apple use both the slow WD blue and the fast Seagate HDD in the 1TB models...
slow WD? Fast Seagate?

Where did you get the info from?

BTW the WD Blue was found on a non-Fusion model.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 10:29 AM   #8
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ST model number is seagate.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 10:48 AM   #9
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slow WD? Fast Seagate?

Where did you get the info from?

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The WD blue is a average drive, the Seagate 2700.14 is one of the fastest drives on the market
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APPLE HDD HTS541010A9E662 on my BTO 21"
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APPLE HDD HTS541010A9E662 on my BTO 21"
Add Hitachi drives to the list, it seems Apple is using all three big brands (WD, Seagate and Hitachi). Is yours a fusion model?
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Add Hitachi drives to the list. Is yours a fusion model?
That will probably be a rebranded Western Digital.
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That will probably be a rebranded Western Digital.
WD own Hitachi but i think the Hitachi drives are still using their own technology?
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Add Hitachi drives to the list, it seems Apple is using all three big brands (WD, Seagate and Hitachi). Is yours a fusion model?
Yes 1TB
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WD own Hitachi but i think the Hitachi drives are still using their own technology?
Ah right, I thought it was just using the brand name.
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Add Hitachi drives to the list, it seems Apple is using all three big brands (WD, Seagate and Hitachi). Is yours a fusion model?
Hitachi's hdd division is now owned by wd.

Seagate & WD make up 85% of the HDD market.

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Ah right, I thought it was just using the brand name.
Im not 100% sure but i think the Hitachi drives would still be using their own technology. Just like VW owns other car company's but they don't use VW engines.
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Add Hitachi drives to the list, it seems Apple is using all three big brands (WD, Seagate and Hitachi). Is yours a fusion model?
The Hitachi hard drives are, AFAICT, only in the 21" iMacs and Mac minis, which use laptop-sized 2.5" drives.

For the 27", only WD Blues and Seagate 7200.14s have been reported so far -- and, since WD Blue doesn't have a 3TB model, I think all of the 3TB drives are probably those nice Seagates.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 12:18 PM   #19
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How do you find this out?
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How do you find this out?
"About this Mac" in the Apple menu.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 12:44 PM   #21
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I also have the ST3000DM001

27inch with 3TB Fusion
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 06:22 AM   #22
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Sounds like all of the 3TB Fusions have the fast Seagate, nice.
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 06:51 AM   #23
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My 1TB Fusion is ST1000DM003 which is the Seagate 7200.14.

According to StorageReview.com, the 3TB model clocks at 165MB/s READ/WRITE. That makes it the fastest 7200 rpm drive beating the former champ, the Hitachi 7K3000 (150MB/s) but still slower than the newest 10K rpm Velociraptor (200MB/s). Here's the review:

http://www.storagereview.com/seagate...rs_st3000dm001

As good as that is, it's much slower than the 128G SSD fused to it which clocks 482MB/s READ and 325MB/s WRITE. So if you overflow the 128G, brace yourself for a sudden slowdown by comparison.

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Old Dec 19, 2012, 07:01 AM   #24
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My 1TB Fusion is ST1000DM003 which is the Seagate 7200.14.
Did you buy the base 27 with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M or the other ones?
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 07:13 AM   #25
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I also have a Seagate drive with my 1TB Fusion

I ordered it along with 680MX 2GB display card
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