Anyone attempt to upgrade the hard drive in Intel iMac??

Discussion in 'iMac' started by vakej, Apr 4, 2006.

  1. vakej macrumors member

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    Hello:

    There seem to be a lot of DIY mods/upgrades for the mac mini & iMac.

    Curious to know if anyone has tried to upgrade the standard intel based iMac hard drive (250GB) with a larger one?

    I know, I know...it would easier to purchase the larger drive directly from Apple. Still people are attempting these type of mods...

    I know there is a site, which details the process:

    http://home.comcast.net/~woojo/DFFA53A0-F23D-4541-9015-481FD3B6532E/iMac_Disassembly.html

    If you've attempted the hard drive upgrade, any issues?

    Thanks,

    VJ

    I'm also aware that this voids the warranty
     
  2. stereocilia macrumors newbie

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    Video Guide: intel imac hard drive upgrade

    intel imac 7.1 (2008) hard drive upgrade
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YsCTNVEYt8

    i made this video because my hard drive fail a month after the warranty expired. this should help anyone replacing or upgrading an imac (2008) hard drive.

    you can use mostly any hard drive for this upgrade. make sure it SATA, and the box will most likely say it's for 'pc and mac'. i upgrade to 1TB no problem. also, it's a user serviceable part, so you're not breaking any of those 'warranty void if removed' stickers. JUST DO IT!!!!!! i did, and now my computer runs faster with the 1TB Western Digital caviar black.
     
  3. tobyg macrumors 6502a

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    I know this isn't your fault as the forums were split at a later date, but replying to this old post just put your post in the wrong forum.

    Not only that, heh, but what is a Trex screw driver?
    Do you mean Torx?
     
  4. stereocilia macrumors newbie

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    Yea, it's a torx. I'm not too concerned about where the post is or whatever, i'm not familiar with the forums. I just want to help people that ran into the same problem as me. Maybe you can suggest where i should post this?:confused:
    p.s. trex is a material I used for decking. I stayed up late making that video and f-ed it up.
     
  5. MTI macrumors 65816

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    Wow, finding a post from 2006 (I bet the intel iMac was brand spankin' new) . . . no wonder you're ef'd up . . . I would be too if I read all those threads. ;)
     
  6. stereocilia macrumors newbie

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    this post was easy to find, it shows up as the number one hit on google when you type something like 'upgrade imac hard drive'
     

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