What model HDD do you have in your fusion iMac?

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  1. macrumors 68000

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    I just wanted to get an idea of what platter HDD's Apple are using in the 1TB and 3TB fusion iMac? I have the 3TB and i have the Seagate ST3000DM001 (7200.14)
     
  2. BeejayUK, Dec 18, 2012
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    Mine says


    APPLE HDD ST3000DM001:

    Capacity: 3 TB (3,000,592,982,016 bytes)
    Model: APPLE HDD ST3000DM001
    Revision: AP15
    Serial Number: Z1F1D0PF
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    I checked a 1 GB fusion model (27") in the store a few days ago. The HDD was shown as "Apple HDD ST1000DM003" in System Information.
     
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    Ah so there's my idea out the door, it seems Apple use both the slow WD blue and the fast Seagate HDD in the 1TB models...
     
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    maybe it does matter whether you buy the base 27 or the other more expensive one.
     
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    Mine will be arriving in a few days its a 27" with 1tb fusion. Is there a way to check without opening the system up? I'll gladely look if so
     
  7. macrumors regular

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    slow WD? Fast Seagate?

    Where did you get the info from?

    BTW the WD Blue was found on a non-Fusion model.
     
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    The WD blue is a average drive, the Seagate 2700.14 is one of the fastest drives on the market ;)
     
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    Add Hitachi drives to the list, it seems Apple is using all three big brands (WD, Seagate and Hitachi). Is yours a fusion model?
     
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    That will probably be a rebranded Western Digital.
     
  13. thread starter macrumors 68000

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    WD own Hitachi but i think the Hitachi drives are still using their own technology?
     
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    Yes 1TB
     
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    Ah right, I thought it was just using the brand name.
     
  16. Hexley, Dec 18, 2012
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    Hitachi's hdd division is now owned by wd.

    Seagate & WD make up 85% of the HDD market.
     
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    Im not 100% sure but i think the Hitachi drives would still be using their own technology. Just like VW owns other car company's but they don't use VW engines.
     
  18. macrumors regular

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    The Hitachi hard drives are, AFAICT, only in the 21" iMacs and Mac minis, which use laptop-sized 2.5" drives.

    For the 27", only WD Blues and Seagate 7200.14s have been reported so far -- and, since WD Blue doesn't have a 3TB model, I think all of the 3TB drives are probably those nice Seagates.
     
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    "About this Mac" in the Apple menu.
     
  21. macrumors 68000

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    I also have the ST3000DM001

    27inch with 3TB Fusion
     
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    Sounds like all of the 3TB Fusions have the fast Seagate, nice.
     
  23. barefeats, Dec 19, 2012
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    My 1TB Fusion is ST1000DM003 which is the Seagate 7200.14.

    According to StorageReview.com, the 3TB model clocks at 165MB/s READ/WRITE. That makes it the fastest 7200 rpm drive beating the former champ, the Hitachi 7K3000 (150MB/s) but still slower than the newest 10K rpm Velociraptor (200MB/s). Here's the review:

    http://www.storagereview.com/seagate_barracuda_3tb_review_1tb_platters_st3000dm001

    As good as that is, it's much slower than the 128G SSD fused to it which clocks 482MB/s READ and 325MB/s WRITE. So if you overflow the 128G, brace yourself for a sudden slowdown by comparison.
     
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    Did you buy the base 27 with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M or the other ones?
     
  25. macrumors member

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    I also have a Seagate drive with my 1TB Fusion

    I ordered it along with 680MX 2GB display card
     

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