1.5TB Internal Drive on iMac

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  1. apthai86 macrumors member

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    I have a 24" Alu iMac and recently noticed that Seagate made a 1.5TB drive. I've done some searching around and have not found any information on this.

    Can I install the Seagate 1.5TB drive in the iMac without a problem? Or will there be some kind of limitation that I don't know about?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148337

    Thanks!
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    The hardest part is opening the iMac up to install the drive and them putting it back together.
     
  3. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    I think you ought to hold off until the Seagate firmware issue is resolved. It seems to be restricted to certain Oxford controllers, but there is a possibility that the iMac's controller might also have some issues.
     
  4. TwoBytes macrumors 68020

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    this is a hard to do. if you manage, post back with pics of the taking apart!
     
  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    The internal ICH8 SATA controller? :confused:

    This is the internal drive.
     
  6. RRW71 macrumors newbie

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    I was going to buy a 1tb drive and iMac at BB. They said it was $50 for the install of the drive. Might be worth your time and anquish of diy... They want to charge u for os install, but that's too easy.
     

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