iMac 17" Intel HDD

Discussion in 'iMac' started by NYR99, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. NYR99 macrumors 6502a

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    Hello,
    My sister has a 17" plastic Intel iMac. The hard drive failed a week ago. I want to get her a new hard drive and replace it for her. Would this HDD be good?

    3.5" SATA HDD

    I read that any 3.5" SATA should be good but I just want a few opinions.

    Thanks and merry Christmas!
     
  2. Badger^2 macrumors 68000

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  3. NYR99 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  4. Badger^2 macrumors 68000

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    any 3.5" SATA drive made will work, there are no limits.

    Technically you can drop in a 2TB drive, since thats the largest made right now.

    TigerDirect.com offers the Hitachi Deskstar 2TB Serial ATA 3Gb/s Internal Hard Drive, model no. HD32000IDK7/7K, for $159.99. This $30 mail-in rebate cuts it to $129.99. Pay via Google Checkout to lower it further to $124.99 ($0.06/GB). With free shipping, that's the lowest total price we could find by $69 and the lowest total price we've seen since Black Friday, when it was $12 less. It features a 32MB cache and runs at 7200 rpm. Rebate ends December 15.

    Again, that iMac aint easy, if remember right, you have to stick a credit card or spudger up the vent in the back...

    24" AL iMac is about 20X easier.
     
  5. ScottFitz macrumors 6502a

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    For what it's worth, I really didn't want to screw with opening up my whtie 17 imac when the hdd failed. I took it to best buy and bought a hdd from them and they installed it for a stupid low price. (probably a PC price and the guy didn't know it was going to be a LOT more work than the PC)
     

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