Replacement imac has slower drive

Discussion in 'iMac' started by javtan, Apr 20, 2008.

  1. javtan macrumors newbie

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    I have just received my new aluminum iMac. It has a hitachi drive, (that is slower than my last imac drive which is a western digital) Why must apple change the hard drive to slower one?:(
     
  2. irontony macrumors member

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    My replacement iMac 24" serial YM China has a Hitachi drive.
    I dont know whether its slower tho? It appears to be just as quiet.

    All my other iMac's were from serial's W8 China and all had WD hard drives.

    Take care
     
  3. irontony macrumors member

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    I take it back, the Hitachi drives *are* noisier than the standard WD.
    I could never hear the WD's but this Hitachi is loud, clicking and churning :mad: I'm returning it anyway for a different reason but I'm hoping for another WD and as a side note the optical drive is an Optiarc and it has a serious burning issue, doesn't matter what DVD burn speed you use it's always slow hovering around 2-3x and yes I've tried different media etc.

    Anyway hope your all doing well.
     
  4. gskowal macrumors member

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    mine is YM also but came with WD, so quiet i cant even hear it at all.. I feel for you , my old laptop has a loud drive and it was really annoying..
     
  5. idyll macrumors 6502

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  6. irontony macrumors member

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    All of mine were new. Not sure about the OP's tho?
    His and mine are the only 2 that use Hitachi out of about 15 24" iMac's I've seen so theres a good chance I'll get WD next time.
     

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