Time for a new HD in my iMac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by bgrinter, May 25, 2010.

  1. bgrinter macrumors newbie

    Apr 3, 2010
    Sydney Australia
    I've had my iMac for about 3 years (24" with 500gb hard drive) and tonight it had problems. My wife said it froze today, and after rebooting iTunes complained about not being able to save.

    I ran Disk Utility verify which said to repair the disk, but the repair couldn't save it and told me to back up what I can, format and restore.

    I have a backup. No, I have two - a Time Machine backup and a weekly "SuperDuper" snap shot from last night (second is for off site storage - yeah I'm paranoid and its finally paid off).

    Currently I'm trying to format the drive to restore however I'm wondering whether I should consider the drive suspect and replace it now? If so, can anyone recommend somewhere to replace an iMac hard drive that's good in Sydney / Western Sydney? I don't want to do it myself.

    Thanks all for your reponse
  2. DoFoT9 macrumors P6


    Jun 11, 2007
    whenever a drive starts to show signs of failing, replace it!

    it does sound like its failing, especially if Disk Utility cannot repair it.

    at least hard drives are cheapish these days. :)

    good man for having backups! :D
  3. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    Any reseller or Apple store should be able to do it. Even some non-Apple repair shops can do it as you're out of warranty

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