noticeable difference upgrading 2006 imac HD?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Chris3125, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. Chris3125 macrumors member

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    I did some searching on this topic but couldn't really find any info. I have a 2006 24" iMac with a 250gb HD. I just upgraded the ram to 3gb and have done a fresh install of snow leopard but my machine still seems to struggle with applications and accessing files. I was looking at replacing it with either a WD Caviar Black or a Samsung Spinpoint 1tb.

    the extra space is not my biggest concern, just wondering about performance increases?

    Thanks

    Chris
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    It should speed up. Could be that your current HD is on its last legs and thus it's lagging.
     
  3. Chris3125 thread starter macrumors member

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    yeah thats the impression I get, its getting rather noisy as well
     
  4. rkaufmann87 macrumors 68000

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    If you haven't already make sure you back it up before it packs it in for good.
     

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