8 Replies Latest reply: Apr 25, 2012 3:22 PM by RRFS
poflynn Level 4 Level 4

Been to the Apple store and they tell me I need a new hard drive. They also said don't buy from them as I can get it cheaper elsewhere.  Any recommendations?  And does anyone know what kind I need for my machine? They said they don't make the original one anymore but that I could get a larger one (up to a terrabyte) for a good price.


iMac7,1 2.4 GHz; 2GB, Mac OS X (10.4.11), Tiger iLife '08 Alesis IO|14 FW Interface
Solved by poflynn on Apr 25, 2012 10:53 AM Solved

Thank you, every for your replies. I couldn't click them all as "helpful" as I'd like to.

This certainly gets me on the right track. Now it's just a matter of deciding 500GB or a full TB and which brand and place to buy from.  Thanks a lot!

Reply by maverick max on Apr 25, 2012 7:50 AM Helpful

Seagate Barracuda XT For people who need mass storage, this 3.5-inch, 7200-rpm drive for desktop Macs delivers a whopping 2TB of storage. [$350 (Get best current price); Seagate)

 

 

Western Digital Scorpio Black For notebook owners, this 2.5-inch, 7,200-rpm drive will provide better performance that a stock hard drive. [$90 for 320GB; Western Digital]

 

http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1787/~/list-of-mac-bootable-wd-e xternal-drives-and-how-to-format-them-to-install-on

Reply by babowa on Apr 25, 2012 8:05 AM Helpful

Check out this vendor:

 

http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/hard-drives/3.5-SerialATA/

 

Replacing a hard drive in an iMac is not for the faint of heart; you might want to consider having it done at an AASP.

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