New hard drive specs for iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by mjwilco, Sep 18, 2013.

  1. mjwilco macrumors newbie

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    Hey everyone,

    My partner's iMac (Aug 2008, 20") has a failing hard drive. What specs do I need to make sure to look for in shopping for a new one? I'm trying to look for the specs of the old one in System Profile but it's all Greek to me. Once I get one I can format and install it just fine.

    Any help? Thanks!
     
  2. Ice-Cube macrumors 6502a

    Ice-Cube

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    Any Serial ATA (SATA) 3.5 inch hard drives should fit your iMac. An example is http://goo.gl/7w6WGg
     
  3. BrianBaughn macrumors 603

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    What Ice-Cube said...plus...don't forget to consider getting a hybrid drive. I'm thinking they're only available in the 2.5" form factor (Seagate will soon have a 3.5" hybrid) but with brackets you can put one in the iMac.
     

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