500 GB Mini/iMac?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by statler, Mar 14, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

  2. macrumors 6502

    No, not likely. It wouldn't even be a bto option on the Mini - not until they offer it on the more expensive machines. Even now the Mini's max bto is 160, even though Apple sells larger drives on other machines.
  3. macrumors G4


    Greate for my MacBook! Although I can get a WD Passport 250GB for $140 and use the enclosure for my 120GB drive so its not really value for money for me. Super size though and they use the same perpendicular technology as the "server grade" 1TB drives of the Time Capsule. Wonder how the speeds are?
  4. macrumors 68000

    iMac takes Desktop Hard Drives so it won't work with it, It would work in the Mini, But apple won't put it in as an option.
  5. macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    I don't follow what you're saying here.
  6. macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    Won't work in an iMac, only a Mini. Two things you don't buy from Apple: Extra RAM or larger hard drives. Get both on the aftermarket.
  7. macrumors G4


    I think he forgot the period before the "That would work..."
  8. macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    Right - that clarifies it.
  9. macrumors 601


    installing aftermarket hd equals bye bye applecare

    I was looking into upgrading my core duo imac with a 7200 rpm notebook drive. An applecare rep told me that installing any hard drive not approved by apple for the mini would nullify my applecare, even if it was done by an apple certified service provider.

    yeah, you could quote a couple of various federal laws that prohibit that sort of thing, especially if the problem you're trying to have fixed under warranty wasn't caused by the new hd, but i want coverage, not a potential lawsuit against apple.

    honestly, i think this sort of strict big brother approach turns a lot of people off of buying macs.
  10. macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    Why on Earth would you want a notebook drive in your iMac?
  11. macrumors 65816

    cherry su

    You could buy the drive by itself and stick it in a mini, however the drive won't work in an iMac because the iMac uses desktop drives (and not notebook drives)
  12. macrumors 68000

    I think He meant Mini
  13. macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    You *could* put a 2.5" drive in an iMac. After all, it's a SATA interface. You'd have to also kill the 12V line to the drive. Unless you're wanting to make your iMac run cooler and have less capacity, there's no good reason to do so.

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