Add 3,5 " internal disc to late 2013 imac

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  1. dougio macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I´ve just mounted an internal 3,5 " Seagate 3 tb disc in my late 2012 imac. The Imac registeres an error, but it finds the disc.

    I´m new at this forum, but I´ve found some threads regarding sensors in the orignal applediscs.

    What will the consequences be, other than some more fan-noise?
     
  2. dougio thread starter macrumors newbie

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    means late 2012 of course..no one with experience?
     
  3. Bear macrumors G3

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    You said "Registers an error" it might get you some help if you actually included the error.
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Other than that fan running at full speed all the time, it won't hurt anything. You can get a replacement cable with a workaround for the sensor issue or you can run this software to slow the fan.

    I suppose the fan running at full speed all the time would make it wear out sooner.
     
  5. dougio thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have a friend that has an app that scans through the Imac, to check the different hardware..and it registerer "error" with the harddrive..of course- it´s not original:)

    It finds the disc, but the fan is working "hard"..

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    aha, okey- since I have an original SSD-disc, maybe I ought to appreciate the silcence, and rather have an external disc, when I need it:)

    Thanks for the answers guys!
     
  6. Dopeyman macrumors 6502a

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    You should read this article.

    I'm not sure if this applies for the 2012 and up iMacs...

    I personally upgraded my 2011 27" iMac's internal drive and as the article stated, the fans revved up to max... So I ended up purchasing this kit.... The fans haven't revved up at all...
     
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