2TB hard disk

Discussion in 'iMac' started by mahfoudhhi, Jun 25, 2013.

  1. mahfoudhhi macrumors newbie

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    Good day everyone:
    I just replaced my 2011 iMac's (21.5') hard disk yesterday. it was 500 GB, I put 2TB western digital, but the fan went too high in speed and it is noisy now.
    now I want to take the 2 TB out and put back the 500GB, but before I do that will the 1TB do the same? will it make high speed fan and noise as well?
    I am waiting for your answer before I take an action.
    thank you in advance.
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Apple is using a HDD with proprietary firmware that sends temp info to the system through the data cable. Your new HDD does not have this, hence the fan running full speed all the time.

    Read over this thread (particularly the last half) for both hardware and software solutions to your issue.
     
  3. mahfoudhhi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you

    Thank you very much for your quick answer. you relieved me.
    does this mean I can install a firmware to this hard disk? or it can never be done?
    any suggested solutions please?
     
  4. throAU macrumors 601

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    Read the linked thread.
     
  5. mahfoudhhi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you again

    I read the link, but did not find any solution!! I wonder if it is my reading comprehension!!
    I will appreciate it if you have a direct solution. I will also appreciate it if you do not.
    thank you in advance.
     
  6. AppleNewton macrumors 68000

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    i would try a seagate or hitachi brand hard drive. they tend to be supported no problem.
    At our shop we've installed seagate/hitachi branded drives without any modifications and no fan issues.

    Seagate ST2000DM001 drives are the ones we use. not sure if they already have the firmware or what.
     
  7. Weaselboy Moderator

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    You can run this app (or others like it) all the time to control the fans, or you can buy this replacement cable that reportedly solves the issue.
     
  8. mahfoudhhi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you very much both of you for your excellent advice.
    I appreciate it.
    I tried the software, and worked fine. I bought it for $35.
     

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