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Old Dec 28, 2012, 11:28 AM   #1
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Should i avoid seagate in the new 21.5 iMac?

After browsing threads i came over a thread, actually several, of clicking sounds and issues with the seagate HD in the new imac, and that the Hitachi was quieter and a better option.

Can anyone confirm this, and is there actually a option to choose brand or simply stick with what you get?

not ordered yet, so curious
i want my first Mac experience to be smooth.
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Old Dec 28, 2012, 11:43 AM   #2
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After browsing threads i came over a thread, actually several, of clicking sounds and issues with the seagate HD in the new imac, and that the Hitachi was quieter and a better option.

Can anyone confirm this, and is there actually a option to choose brand or simply stick with what you get?

not ordered yet, so curious
i want my first Mac experience to be smooth.
I have the Hitachi model in my iMac (or whatever it is now that Western Digital purchased their hard disk division). I haven't heard it at all yet. I can barely determine whether the sound I hear from my iMac is the fan or the hdd. Eitherway, whatever the sound is, it is very faint. I have yet to hear any intensive disk noises.

I do have Fusion, but I have nearly 130gb currently on my machine, so a good 10gb at least has spilled over to the HDD. I am working on getting more and more on to the machine to really see how well Fusion works.
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Old Dec 28, 2012, 11:44 AM   #3
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How would u be able to avoid it? would u just have to keep returning it until u get a different model?
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Old Dec 28, 2012, 12:09 PM   #4
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How would u be able to avoid it? would u just have to keep returning it until u get a different model?
if you read the topic again i point out if there actually is a option to choose
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Old Dec 28, 2012, 10:02 PM   #5
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if you read the topic again i point out if there actually is a option to choose
Haha okay did not think it was possible to chose
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Old Dec 28, 2012, 10:21 PM   #6
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Haha okay did not think it was possible to chose
It isn't.
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 10:18 AM   #7
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You can't "choose".

You get what you get.

The noises are inconsequential, so long as the drive runs properly.

Have you ever sat next to a PowerMac g4 tower for any length of time?
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