5 Replies Latest reply: Mar 14, 2010 12:23 AM by Ben_
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The hard drive in my iMac (early 2006) has just died. I am trying to find a replacement drive.

I am considering a Western Digital Caviar Green 1 TB drive(32 mb cache). Has anyone tried these in an imac? I am a little concerned about performance given that the drive spins at 5400 rpm. I don't want it to run slower than my old 160 gb drive (which was also Western Digital).

The other option is a 1 TB Seagate Barracuda. This is a 7200 rpm drive but I don't know if I trust Seagate after the bios problems they had about a year ago.

Any thoughts?

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17" iMac Core Duo, 1.83GHz, 2 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.6.1) and Windows 7 Ultimate;, iMac G3 500Mhz Snow, 384MB RAM, Mac OS X (10.4.11)