2TB Hard Drives

red kiosk

macrumors member
Original poster
Jul 30, 2010
42
0
I though I read somewhere that Apple was using either Seagate or Western Digital hard drives in the new iMac. According to my system profiler, mine (27" 2.93 i7 w/ 8GN (2x4), 2TB+256SSD) is a Hitachi Model #HDS722020ALA330. All I know is that it is really quite, never hear it at all. Just curious what others are finding in theirs. Take care!
 

Hellhammer

Moderator emeritus
Dec 10, 2008
22,164
581
Finland
I think all 2TBs are Hitachi because WDs and Seagates are either 5400-5900rpm or 100$ more than Hitachi is (Caviar Black and Barracuda XT). Not sure though
 

nobias

macrumors regular
Jun 23, 2010
150
0
How fast is it?

I assume you mean the SSD. If you want benchmarks they are on this forum.

I don't have that much seat time but I can tell you that it powers on and wakes up from sleep 10 times faster than a traditional hd. Also no spin up time when accessing/saving files.

Well worth it in my opinion. I have been using an ssd equipped MacBook pro for the last few months and would not have bought the iMac if ssd wasn't an option.

Impossible to go back to a traditional spinning hd as boot drive now. New one shipped already and is tracking for Monday.

I had to send my unit back after 24 hours as I discovered the base was damaged.
 

rnb2

macrumors regular
Jan 23, 2006
212
0
West Haven, CT, USA
Yes, all 2TB drives in iMacs are Hitachi - totally predictable if you look at the prices at someplace like Newegg, as the Hitachi is by far the cheapest 7200rpm 2TB drive. The 1TB drives are a mix of WD and Seagate - mine is a WD Caviar Black, and is essentially silent.
 
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.