New memory killed IMAC hard drive

Discussion in 'iMac' started by wojak, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. wojak macrumors newbie

    Apr 14, 2009
    Is that possible??? 24' 2007 imac

    My hard drive died, apple store replaced it and technician told me that it was caused by the extra memory 4G, that I had just installed before Christmas, 1 month ago. Crucial 'VALUE SELECT' bought from Circuit City, advertised for IMAC.
    Worked good for a month, although i had not seen any speed increase in internet brousing, bought it for kids to play games. Suddenly one day finder and other utilities failed to start
    So Apple tech. gave me the memory back and installed original 1 G
    So can I put it back? Can I complain with Crucial?
    i do not want to kill new hard drive

    Please advice!
  2. tshort macrumors regular

    Jul 20, 2007

    Although all data passes through the RAM on it's way to the hard disk, I don't see how his could have happened. The only imaginable way would be for the RAM to have somehow corrupted a write request (sitting in it) to the hard drive that just somehow, coincidentally caused the drive to brick itself. Considering your data that you were writing to your hard disk was probably OK, I find this highly improbably.

    I'd put it in and forget about it. OR you might want to get some better quality memory. I upgrade my 24" iMac a while ago to 4GB and never had any problems.

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