Change harddrive in iMac 27 '' - Does this HD fit?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by FrankTank, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. FrankTank macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys!

    I have an iMac mid 2010 with Hitachi HDS722020ALA330 2TB.

    Because this harddrive is very loud and slow I want to exchange it to another one.


    Old : http://www.pcwelt.de/produkte/Test-Seagate-Barracuda-7200-3000GB-ST3000DM001-Festplatte-4639872.html

    New : http://www.pcwelt.de/produkte/Hitachi-Deskstar-7K2000-2TB-HDS722020ALA330-Testergebnis-und-technische-Daten-Laute-Festplatte-1010602.html


    Would the exchange be easy? Can I use the whole capacity (3 TB)? (Operating System: 10.6.8 with all updates)
    What about fan problems?
    After an exchange and reinstallation of the system would everything work again?


    So cool if you could help me with some good answers! ;-)

    Happy weekend,
    Frank
     
  2. stridemat Moderator

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    Can you post a link to an English website?

    If it does fit then your iMac will continue to operate as normal.

    Are you comfortable doing a DIY job on it?
     
  3. FrankTank, Jan 28, 2012
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    FrankTank thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I used the link just to show you the look of the harddrive, the review is nonrelevant.

    http://www.ssdreview.com/harddrive-hdd/spec-sheet/seagate-barracuda-xt-7200-12-st33000641as-3000gb-3tb-3-5-inch/


    That would be the cheapest way, otherwise it'll cost double the price of the harddrive itself, so I would install it by myself.


    But my main question is: Does the wiring work as good as the just installed harddrive (the one that shipped with the Mac) does?
    Are there any compatibility problems with the new harddrive?
     
  4. arjen92 macrumors 65816

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    Hey Frank,

    I think this hard drive will fit (at least connection and surface, it might be too thick, but I don't think it actually is).

    The new hard drive has a faster connection, I'm not sure the iMac will support this (as in, will take benefit of this, the drive will most likey work normal).

    You could copy you're hard drive (something like carbon copy cloner). Never did it myself. But I think you can just do a clean install using a disk or lion USB (make the lion USB before you replace the hard drive, obviously).

    I replaced my Superdrive with my normal hard drive, and placed an SSD in the old hard drive spot. It all works fine. But then again, I knew the SSD was used a lot and was trustable.
     

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