HDD upgrade

Discussion in 'iMac' started by rypaca, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. rypaca macrumors newbie

    Nov 8, 2009
  2. claimed4all macrumors 6502

    Sep 26, 2008
  3. rypaca thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 8, 2009
    I don't the model number specifically, but I purchased it in the fall of 2009.

    Thanks for the reply,
  4. Peteman100 macrumors 6502

    Apr 28, 2011
    Berkeley, CA
    If I recall correctly, those Seagate 7200rpm 3TB drives run pretty hot. I would look at drives from Western Digital, Hitachi or Samsung.
  5. Badger^2 macrumors 68000


    Oct 29, 2009
    All drives fail, doesnt matter who makes them.

    Do you really need a 3TB 7200 RPM internal drive?

    You know, a 2TB 7200 RPM drive is less than 1/2 the cost.

    Have you looked at the instructions on replaceing the drive in your iMac? It aint easy. If you need more storage, how about just a nice external drive? Toss all your music, photos and movies on it.

    Oh, and on a personal note -- I would never buy anything from Tigerdirect... but maybe thats just me...
  6. Psilocybin macrumors 6502a


    Jan 16, 2011
    Ontario, Canada
    What's wrong with tiger direct? Back in my pc days that's where I got all my parts from
  7. mike457 macrumors 6502

    Sep 10, 2010
    I would buy from NCIX if I were you. They have that same drive at $10 less right now. I would also be nervous about the 3TB drive. Apart from the fact that I have had some bad experiences with Seagates in the last couple of years, heat is an issue with the 3TB drives. I have one in an external enclosure, well ventilated, and it still runs very hot. I think a 2TB Western Digital or a Hitachi would be better bets, and much cheaper. On the installation front, although I have done a number of upgrades on Macs, my nerve is not up to doing a hard drive on a recent iMac. The last time this came up for me, I went to a dealer after I read the instructions!

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