Swapping HDD

Discussion in 'iMac' started by jesteraver, Aug 16, 2007.

  1. jesteraver macrumors 6502

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    I am curious can I replace the 500 gb drive inside the 24" with a 36 gb Raptor drive? Reason why I am asking, seeing I'd rather have the 500 gb drive as a backup. I did not think about it when I was ordering, and did not think about it until it was too late.

    If it is possible, what kind of enclosure should I get for the 500 gb drive? Probably a SATA one right.

    Also another thing, how hard is it to removed a HDD from a Lacie drive? Seeing if I use 2, 500 gb I can make a an external raid.

    Thanks,
    Jesse
     
  2. jesteraver thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So far can't find a dual-drive enclosure that would take a SATA and IDE drive. Seeing I think my 500gb Lacie drive IDE.
     
  3. l33r0y macrumors 6502

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    I really don't see the point of you doing this.

    Is it really worth losing your warranty over? :confused:
     
  4. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    500G drives are $150 or so. Not worth the effort, let alone the risk.
     
  5. jesteraver thread starter macrumors 6502

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    guess i should have went with the 320 gb drive :(

    anyone have a time machine i can borrow?
     

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