How to check if you have new HDD installed?

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  1. Newtype, Mar 14, 2012
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    Newtype macrumors member

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    The 1TB HD of my late 2010 iMac 21" failed two days ago. This happened a day after noticing the SMART error in Disk Utility and months of significant lags overall. So I took it to my local authorized service provider and the guy there told me I would need to purchase a new HD (I had no AppleCare). It cost me $300 CAD.

    When I get it back, I want to check if the actual new HD that I paid for is installed and not my old HD that was fixed somehow. Is there any way I could check this? Thx
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    The drive was replaced, right? Then it's new.
     
  3. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    Turn the computer on.
    Look under About this Mac.
     
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  5. Newtype thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for your replies but I think I wasn't being very clear in the OP. Its updated now.
     
  6. VPrime macrumors 68000

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    Hard drives are cheap replaceable items.. repairing them is not practical.
    it is Way way way cheaper to just replace the drive with a new one rather than fixing your old one. especially if they go through the effort of opening the computer.
     
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