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iMac 24" 2008 + 2TB HD compatibility

 
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PostPosted: Sun May 09, 2010 3:16 pm    Post subject: iMac 24" 2008 + 2TB HD compatibility Reply with quote

Is there any reason a 24" iMac cannot handle a 2TB SATA hard drive?

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PostPosted: Sun May 09, 2010 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you mean to replace the current internal HDD or connecting one externally ?
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PostPosted: Sun May 09, 2010 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cypher wrote:
Do you mean to replace the current internal HDD or connecting one externally ?


The internal one.

Any recommendations? Been reading a lot of horror stories about iMacs heating up with some 7200rpm hard drives.

Also the new velociraptor is an option though not sure if temperature will be an isuue?!

Otherwise been looking at RE4-GP, RE4 and samsung F3 spinpoint, also F3 ecogreen

any opinions?
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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

First the one issue can your imac go to 2 Tb???? i think the max i have seen is 1 and after formatting it goes to 979,54 megs.

If it can handle it great go for it but the question you need to ask does your imac use a full size hard drive or laptop if it uses a laptop drive say hello to 800 gig's only.

However if you are using a full size drive. And the drive is sata controlled.
There is a cheap solution for a hard drive. A really cheap solution and cool solution as well go out and purchase a wd essential's drive a external not internal. Why??? First it can save you any where from 50.00 to 100.00 off the price tag of a hard drive then you just take the box apart pull the drive inside the Wd essential box and place it in your mac and you are done.

The drive inside that box is a western digital go green 1 tb and stays cool as all get out..

I have three in my g5 tower love em they are so cool it's scary.

funny it only cost me 150.00 for all three..
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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other%20World%20Computing/MEPT934AL2C/ cost 99 bucks



http://cgi.ebay.com/Samsung-Spinpoint-F3-HD103SJ-1TB-32MB-Hard-Drive-NEW-/170482495672?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item27b18c70b8#ht_2361wt_913


cost 158 before bing 146 after bing.

so $245.00 gives you

2 tb as a raid0 look at xbench score for it.


http://db.xbench.com/merge.xhtml?doc2=428527


same machine with a 1tb internal

http://db.xbench.com/merge.xhtml?doc2=428039


both machines used 16gb ram.

those samsungs give some of the fastest raid0 scores,
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