HDD upgrade

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

  1. rypaca macrumors newbie

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  2. claimed4all macrumors 6502

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  3. rypaca thread starter macrumors newbie

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

    Thanks for the reply,
    Ryan
     
  4. Peteman100 macrumors 6502

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    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

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    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

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

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    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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