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Old 05-03-2012, 04:12 AM
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Hi Guys, has anyone of you here try to upgrade iMac HDD?
Do they similar with PCs internal HDD?
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Old 05-03-2012, 04:22 AM
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No, they are different. The Mac hard drives are cylinder shaped, like a circle. You can only get them from China.

http://www.technibble.com/forums/showthread.php?t=37079

anonymous mac tech explains the easiest way to upgrade a hard drive if you are not attempting to clone or replace a failing one.
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Ah, lucky i haven't done anything with it.
thanks for your information.
I wonder if its available on ebay.
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Ah, lucky i haven't done anything with it.
thanks for your information.
I wonder if its available on ebay.

No problem Good luck!
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No, they are different. The Mac hard drives are cylinder shaped, like a circle.
Ahhh... what? Hahaha… where did you hear this? It's completely wrong. Perhaps it's a joke? Or maybe I'm WAY out of the loop.

All desktop sized hard drives are the same. All laptop sized hard drives are the same. Only variable is SATA or PATA/IDE.

However, the latest iMacs may need the same exact model hard drive. The reason is the newest iMacs have special Apple firmware (or, for example, Seagate firmware - so you need to replace with a Seagate drive) used for temperature sensing. Any 3.5" SATA drive will work, but the fans may run full speed because they can't get temperature reading from drive's firmware (via terminal port). http://www.macrumors.com/2011/05/12/...-on-new-imacs/

I used a third party tool made just for this purpose, it monitors temperature via smart and keeps the fans in check. I forget the name, but lemme know if you want it and I'll check tomorrow when I get into the office. I needed this because
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