What model of disk drives in late 2012 iMacs?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by iLondoner, Dec 11, 2012.

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    iLondoner

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    Chupa Chupa

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    My 21" has a Seagate, but Apple doesn't spec out drives from one specific vendor. Any given iMac could have any brand of drive...whatever was available when it was being built. I think the exception to the rule is MPs have WD Black drives, nothing less.
     
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    My iMac has an HTS541010A9E662 Hitachi and the SM128E Samsung for Fusion.
     
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    iLondoner

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    Cheers, that's the 5K1000.
     
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    Johnf1285

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    Yup. Glad that it is that too.
     
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    iLondoner

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    I'm surprised that Apple would be mixing drives from multiple vendors on what is currently a fairly restrained production run. Are you really talking about the late 2012 iMac?

    Will be interested to learn what drives the 27" model has.
     
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    iLondoner

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    According to R.OG's teardown pics, the base 1TB drive in the 27-in models is the Western Digital Caviar Blue.

    I would hazard a guess that the 3TB drives are also WD Blue.

    Western Digital own Hitachi whose drives are used in the 21.5-in models.
     
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    If the 3 TB model is really a WD Blue, then Apple should be ashamed of the upgrade price they are asking to go from 1 TB to 3 TB .
     
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    iLondoner

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    Well my 3TB Fusion arrived today and it's a Seagate Barracuda ST3000DM001.

    I read reviews elsewhere saying they are noisy but I have yet to hear any noise whatsoever from the iMac, it's so quiet you could hear a pin drop.

    Another review of the Seagate 3TB.
     
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    3 TB WD Blues don't exist. The largest size of Blue that WD makes is 1 TB.

    There's now another thread on this topic: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1510017

    The evidence so far suggests that all the 3 TB drives are Seagate 7200.14s. The 1 TB drives seem to be a mix of Seagate 7200.14s and WD Blues.
     

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