2TB vs 1TB hard drive on Imac 27"

Discussion in 'iMac' started by rcpilot44, Aug 27, 2010.

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How many people have a 1Tb or 2 Tb hard drive

Poll closed Sep 3, 2010.
  1. 1 Tb hard drive

    20 vote(s)
    64.5%
  2. 2 Tb hard drive

    11 vote(s)
    35.5%
  1. rcpilot44 macrumors newbie

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    Looking to pull the trigger this weekend on an I7 27inch Imac. How many have a 1TB vs 2Tb hard drive
     
  2. Jazwire macrumors 6502a

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  3. WestcoastAkita macrumors newbie

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    Go for the 2TB, I did, also though about the SSD but the wife would have
    gone into PMS overdrive! and I would have been deader then sadam:D
     
  4. jr24 macrumors regular

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  5. Hellhammer Moderator

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    2TB gets you a silent Hitachi drive while 1TB can be a grumbling Seagate
     
  6. vrockob macrumors newbie

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    100% true my 2TB is silent.
     
  7. Tombs macrumors regular

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    Are they all Hitachi drives?

    Hi all, is the Hitachi drive always used when opting for a 2TB drive? I ask because I received a new i7 27 imac yesterday through a reseller (Hardsoft Computers) who had ordered in the machine and then upgraded it themselves.

    Firstly I have an issue with the HD fan increasing in speed (its currently running at 3646rpm and climbing!) and I noticed when checking what drive they had installed its a Seagate ST32000542AS which in my book is inferior to the Hitachi drive as it runs at 5900rpm compared to 7200rpm on the Hitachi.

    Typically they are closed today and now not open till Tuesday due to a bank holiday over here in the UK, but Apple have been very helpful and will help me out of Hardsoft get difficult. What model are the Hitachi drives?

    Cheers

    Tom

    P.S. The HD fan is now at 4037rpm!
     
  8. Hellhammer Moderator

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    AFAIK, all 2TB drives that Apple use are Hitachi because that is the cheapest 7200rpm 2TB drive. If the reseller upgraded it on their own, then it can be any 2TB drive but you paid for 7200rpm so I would demand one
     
  9. DannyBres macrumors 65816

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  10. designgeek macrumors 65816

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    Don't mean to hijack the thread, but just how difficult is it to put the drive in yourself? Removing the glass looks terrifying, but I'd rather throw in a WD Caviar Black and save a ton of money.
     
  11. vixducis macrumors regular

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    I think removing the glass is the easy part...
     
  12. Hellhammer Moderator

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e42u0IPv30E

    Not that hard but 2TB Caviar Black costs more than 2TB from Apple so are you wiling to pay more and go through all that hassle?
     
  13. designgeek macrumors 65816

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    Neat! I'm not scared of the other stuff, just bending and/or breaking 27 inches of slightly flexible glass attached with neodymium magnets. :D



    /complete misunderstanding of whatever you said ;)
     
  14. designgeek macrumors 65816

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    daymz. it does. I'm all kinds of dumb this morning. That video makes it look easy though. Just imagine all the fun I can have in there... :D
     
  15. symbology macrumors regular

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    I will not use a HD larger than 1TB. The failure rate on 1.5's and 2's is much greater than with the 1TB models. IMO.
     
  16. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

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    ...FW800 is your friend... I have as little as possible on my internal iMac HDD so if any part of the iMac craps out all I have to do is unplug the FW drive and ship my iMac in without having to worry about personal data on the HDD while in :apple:'s care...
     
  17. Jakelshark macrumors member

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    I have a silent 1TB

    I've never really had a problem with storage in the past. And considering I'm used to my old laptops (40gb and 180gb) and desktop (120gb)...1TB is pretty fine by me. I also have a 500gb external I've hardly used (~80gb of backups)
     

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