Which hard drive in the new 2008 imacs is the fastest?

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  1. ASFx macrumors regular

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    In the new 3GHz iMac, the apple stores lists 500gb, 750gb, and 1TB but does not list the speed or brands of the drives. I expect that the 1TB would be slower than the 500gb and 750gb, but are the 500gb and 750gb equal in speed?
     
  2. ROFISH macrumors newbie

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    If you care about hard drive speed, throw the 500GB out and put one of those new 300GB VelociRaptors in. (Provided it fits of course, I don't think the iMac requires a standard SATA backplane like the Mac Pro/Xserve does.)
     
  3. ASFx thread starter macrumors regular

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    I really didn't want to risk opening it. I've heard really bad stories about people getting a bunch of dust in their screens after they opened up their imac.
     
  4. ASFx thread starter macrumors regular

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    Anyone else have an opinion on this? It's difficult to find info on what brand/model/speed these hard drives are.
     
  5. Leon Kowalski macrumors 6502a

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    Apple uses various drives based on price/availability. No guarantee
    that two "identical" iMacs will have the same internal drive. It's purely
    a matter of "luck of the draw."

    WRT WesternDigital's VelociRaptor -- they're quick, but only slightly
    faster than Seagate's 7200.11 family (500GB, 750BG, 1TB), and not
    quite as fast as Samsung's 1TB Spinpoint F1. A 300GB VelociRaptor
    also costs far more than fast 1TB drives from Seagate or Samsung.

    LK
     

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