would this HDD be compatible with my late 2009 imac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by xXBrutalXx, Jan 29, 2014.

  1. xXBrutalXx macrumors newbie

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  3. Drharrington macrumors member

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    Should be fine. You will likely need hdd fan control to prevent fans from spinning up. Worth the buck for it.
     
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    is that something i ca get right at newegg?
     
  5. marzer macrumors 65816

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    From my experience the Barracuda line appears to have the 4-pin port needed for the HDD thermal sensor in the late 2009 iMac. My 2009 i7 iMac had a 1TB Barracuda from the factory. I was able to install a 2TB Barracuda in its place. It had the same temp port as the original drive. No fan control software was needed.
     

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