Upgraded my 24" iMac hdd

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  1. nateDEEZY macrumors 6502a

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    Well last night I upgraded my 24" iMac's hdd to this but it's to noisey for my taste, oh well! Was wondering if anyone knows of any other good 500GB quiet/cool running hard drives
     
  2. roland.g macrumors 603

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    Yes, get a Seagate.
     
  3. roland.g macrumors 603

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    Here are three.

    I would personally get the 7200.10 for $199. I have the IDE version, but I got it on a Black Friday sale from newegg. Was $229 at the time, $80 off for $149.
     
  4. nateDEEZY thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Also I was wondering, where kind i find the type of adhesive they use on the sensor for the hd? It looked like that clear glob of sticky stuff they put behind you're credit card/atm card when you get it in the mail.
     
  5. Maynerd macrumors regular

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    How did you perform this upgrade? Do you have a link to instructions?
     
  6. nateDEEZY thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No instructions.

    It's really easy to anyone that’s mechanically/technically inclined, I guess…

    You need like t5~t9 screw drivers, preferably magnitized and realllllly thin pliers for when assembling it back together and dropping a screw.

    I used the pictures on this as a reference on how everything comes apart, after that it was pretty smooth sailing.

    Being the lame-o I am, I went to far and removed the logic board, which was completely uncessary. I thought I had to remove it to get to these screws below the hd, but you don't. The hdd simply clips off, without any unscrewing at all.
     

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