Currently Being ModeratedNov 29, 2012 12:17 AM (in response to Robert Stone)
Hi Bob, if you can't get the Apple drive, or want something else, try HDDFanControl...
Currently Being ModeratedNov 30, 2012 7:58 PM (in response to BDAqua)
I'll probably go with this solution though I would love to have some way to add the proprietary firmware to the 3 TB disc so it works as intended in the system. Always a little concerned about a 3rd party work around - if it fails then big trouble might ensue.
Has anyone out there done this replacement? I had assumed it would be very common but I may be wrong on that.
I am also looking at RAID enclosures and will likely do that as well since I am in the midst of attempts to salvage my crashing iPhoto library (now in Aperture - still crashes!) and moving large volumes of data repeatedly is a drag over USB.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 30, 2012 8:33 PM (in response to Robert Stone)
I haven't done it, but seen reports of it working great... lost the links I had.
I understand completely on the 3rd party stuff, Apple likes to break it, but then what don't they break?
I don't like the way Apple & the rest of the industry is headed, but especially Apple, & I wouldn't be helping out here when I can if it was just helping Apple, but the sad case is Apple leaves Users up a creek without a paddle too often, & I empathize too strongly when people need help.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 22, 2012 6:24 PM (in response to BDAqua)
I did the upgrade a week or two ago - figured I would post in case anyone finds this thread in the future. Upgrade was easy with iFixit instructions - and fan did increase speed as predicted. I used HDD Fan Control and it worked for the free demo hour then fan went fast again. I bought the product and instantly the fan quieted. Sort of creepy hearing the speed come down so quickly like that after clicking purchase button. It continues to work like a charm and now I'm actually planning on adding a SSD drive since I got one for free. Looks like that will be a bit more of a project but the HDD was easy. Seeing how the software works I have confidence in it not allowing my Mac to burn itself up - or at least no greater risk of that than with original equipment! Thanks for your help!
Currently Being ModeratedDec 22, 2012 7:37 PM (in response to Robert Stone)
Great news Robert, thanks, & thanks for the report!