HDD in 21.5" iMac

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  1. slenpree macrumors 6502a

    slenpree

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    Is it possible to install a 3.5" 7200-rpm hard drive inside of a 21.5" iMac myself or is this exclusive to the 27" model only ?

    Jonathan
     
  2. rkaufmann87 macrumors 68000

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    It's exclusive to the 27", if you are considering buying a 21.5" then get a Fusion drive. That would offer great performance.
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    This should give you the info you require. You should also be aware that you won't necessarily get faster performance from a 7200 RPM drive, as density differences could make a higher capacity 5400 RPM drive faster than a lower capacity 7200 RPM drive. Of course, none of these would be as fast as an SSD.
     
  4. slenpree thread starter macrumors 6502a

    slenpree

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    thanks for the info.

    it wasn't so much the spin speed but whether or not a 3.5" drive would fit. I would definitely go hybrid/SSHD/fusion where possible! :D

    looks like i'll have to go for a 27" model :/ when do apple usually do the 0% 12-month finance in the UK (seems to come and go at random)?
     
  5. nrubenstein macrumors 6502

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    Avoid Seagate SSHD drives like the plague, unless you hate your data.
     

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