Why 3.5" HDD in iMacs?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by eladnova, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. eladnova macrumors member

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    Why does the 2013 iMacs come with the bulkier 3.5 inch Hard Drive instead of a smaller 2.5 inch drive? Is it a case of capacity on the smaller drives?
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    It's about price, capacity and speed. 2.5" drives top out at 2TB and are typically slower since they've been designed for power efficient environments. The price per GB is also considerably higher.
     
  3. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Also, note that 3.5-inch drives come only in the 27-inch iMac. The 21-inch iMac comes with a 2.5-inch hard drive
     
  4. eladnova thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks guy. Thought it may have been for those reasons. Interesting about the 21" iMac too.
     

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