Upgrade HDD on iMac 27" 2010, 1TB->2TB?

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  1. reboot81 macrumors newbie

    reboot81

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    I'm planning to swap my harddrive at the same time as I'm installing an SSD in my 27" mid-2010 iMac (iMac11,3).

    Currently I have WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 3,5", and I wish to swap it with a 2TB. Will a WD2002FAEX 2TB SATA 6 work for me?

    As Im staying with the same brand (WD), I assume there will be no trouble with the HD fan?

    :confused:
     
  2. Psilocybin macrumors 6502a

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    Has nothing to do with the make of the hard drive I believe it's the firmware
     
  3. kuebby macrumors 68000

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    I think any hard drive should work. You'll have more trouble getting the SSD working properly than a different hard drive.
     
  4. likegadgets macrumors 6502

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    Most of the HD drive replacement issues with the temperature sensors were related to the 2011 iMac model. As you have a mid-2010 you may be OK if you stay with the same brand.

    For more on the issue read this:

    http://blog.macsales.com/10146-apple-further-restricts-upgrade-options-on-new-imacs
     
  5. portishead macrumors 65816

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    Unless you replace the optical drive bay with an SSD. It's super simple.
     
  6. Dresevski macrumors 6502

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    If you mean a SATA III or 6GB/s then I don't think it's worth it. I don't own a 2010 but I feel like they're only SATA II, so save the money and don't pay for 6Gb/s!
     
  7. reboot81 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes the 2010 is only SATA II, but the SATAIII disk is less expensive (hardly no stores carry the SATAII version. (WD2001FASS)
     

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