Should i avoid seagate in the new 21.5 iMac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Sortvind, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Johnf1285

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    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.
     
  3. macrumors regular

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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?
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    if you read the topic again i point out if there actually is a option to choose :)
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    Haha okay did not think it was possible to chose :D
     
  6. macrumors 68040

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    It isn't.
     
  7. macrumors 603

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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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