iMac HDD upgrade

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Dagless, Jan 4, 2008.

  1. Dagless macrumors Core

    Dagless

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    I'm at a stage now where 160gb is nothing and will probably get a 500gb drive in a few days. I've more or less dropped the idea of using Fat32 on anything more than 32gb so I'll have to use the less compatible NTFS.

    But. How do I actually install a new HDD into my iMac? It's the last of the 17" models if that helps. Is there a nice little guide?
     
  2. Consultant macrumors G5

    Consultant

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    Guides at http://www.ifixit.com/

    The last of the white 17" iMacs I believe I heard, are a pain when it comes to harddrive replacement. You might have to remove the LCD first.
     
  3. Bobioden macrumors 68000

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  4. Dagless thread starter macrumors Core

    Dagless

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    I already have 2 externals. Running out of ports, and it's just more convenient to have the drive built in rather than flipping a USB2 drive on/off when it's needed. If only XP could power down USB2 drives when not in use :eek:

    Maybe I'm blind but I can't find a guide to installing an iMac HDD on that site. Laptops only?
     

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