Best internal hard drive to get for my iMac from this list

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by shambock, Mar 16, 2010.

  1. shambock macrumors newbie

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    Hey everyone,

    After recent problems with my iMac hard drive, i've decided to just have the hard drive replaced rather than taking it to a genius bar to do it and charging me excess amounts of cash.

    I just need a bit of advice about which hard drive to get. I found a company here in the UK, macupgrades.co.uk, that can install a new drive for me and these are the options I have on the drive:

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    Money is kinda tight at the moment, so if either Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 750GB 3.5in SATA II 32MB (£62.14) or IBM (Hitachi) Deskstar 7K1000.C SATAII 1TB (1000GB) 16MB (£66.92) is a decent one to get then that would be great. If not, let me know and I'll see if I can stretch to one of the more pricey ones. :eek:

    thanks a lot
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    They are both okay. I like Western Digital the most but Seagate and Hitachi are good as well, Apple even uses them in iMacs
     
  3. Mal macrumors 603

    Mal

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    Yeah, either of those should be more than fine. The Seagate, however, offers a 5 year warranty, while the Hitachi has only a 3 year warranty (their UltraStar series have 5 year warranties, but not the DeskStar), so I would go for that one. Both are good about actually honoring their warranties and not trying to weasel out, too.

    jW
     
  4. MacVibe macrumors regular

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    I just put one of those seagate drives into a 2006 Imac and it is performing well. My purchasing decision was driven by price and the 750 seemed to be a sweet spot a few weeks ago but these things keep getting cheaper.

    The install was not easy at all, I think the newer Imacs have a much easier way to replace it so I hope you have a newer model!
     

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