replacement hard drive

Discussion in 'iMac' started by boynigel, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. boynigel macrumors regular

    Jul 19, 2009
    my hd in my intel imac is toast and needs to be replaced. i was considering going with 1TB capacity until i read a couple reviews for both Seagate and Western Digital. these reviews eluded to these larger capacity drives to be "buggy" and felt that drives that were 500gigs or less were more stable. one reviewer who had always used WD in the smaller capacities (500 gigs, and under) spoke of them being ultra-reliable but was on his 3rd 1TB hard drive from the same company. of course, these are a handful of reviews out of hundreds of glowing ones, but enough to spook me as many people review products too early to really tell for sure. so the question is- should i sacrifice storage space for reliability and get a 500Gb drive? your thoughts/experiences? :confused:
  2. eawmp1 macrumors 601


    Feb 19, 2008
    1 TB drives are no more or less reliable than 500 GB drives. There have been some issues with the 1.5 TB drives. In any event, ALL drives fail eventually, so any internal HD should have an external backup.
  3. bigdaddyp macrumors regular

    Aug 19, 2008
    The first to revisions of...

    The first two or so revisions of the Seagate 1.5 tb Hdd sucked the wrinkly wang of satan. They had HUGE problems with the firmware and many were dead on arrival. I think it was more of a problem with Seagate rushing to market the first 1.5 tb Hdd and quality control glitches then anything to do with it being over 500 Gb. That being said they are now very reliable drives and I have had one in my imac for the last six-seven months with no complaints. It is extremely fast and nearly silent.
    Hope this helps.

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