Replacing HD in iMac 600 with larger

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by navylabrat69, Sep 22, 2003.

  1. navylabrat69 macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2003
    I'm considering replacing the HD in my iMac with a large 120GB one ... the only thing that I'm concerned about is the 7200rpm speed vs the 5400 speed ... would this build up too much heat ... any other problems that anyone could foresee...

  2. ewinemiller macrumors 6502

    Aug 29, 2001
    west of Philly
    It wasn't quite the same machine, but I put a 7200 rpm in my bondi blue without any noticable heat problems. If you're really worried, you may want to consider a 5400 rpm drive. They are usually a bit cheaper and the much higher data density will still result in data transfer rates higher than you are probably seeing now.
  3. MoparShaha macrumors 68000


    May 15, 2003
    San Francisco
    I've had a 7200 RPM drive in my iMac DV SE for 2 years now, and I leave it on 24/7. No heat problems. And don't get the 5400 RPM drive, its noticeably slower than the 7200. Also, I'll recomend Seagate hard drives, as they are dead silent. I couldn't believe the noise reduction when I replaced the stock drive with the seagate.
  4. kylos macrumors 6502a


    Nov 8, 2002
    I thoroughly checked the diy reports at xlr8yourmac when I replaced my mom's hd in her 300 Mhz indigo and no one reported any problems with the 7200 rpm drives. She had 512 MB of RAM before I replaced her hd but she suffered from beachballs considerably. With the new drive, Jag is quite fast (almost snappy!), and that's on an old imac! The 7200 is definitely the way to go.

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