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post #1 of 11
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Does anyone know the speed of the hard drives in the new iMacs? I can't find a reference here or on Apple's site... I find some references to drive speed on other computers, but not the new iMac.
(example: <a href="http://www.apple.com/powermac/specs.html" target="_blank">http://www.apple.com/powermac/specs.html</a> )
—40GB 5400-rpm Ultra ATA/66
—60GB 7200-rpm Ultra ATA/66
—80GB 7200-rpm Ultra ATA/66

can the case be made from that page that all apple 60gb drives are 7200?

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post #2 of 11
well, all the old iMacs (w/20, 40, and 60 GB HDs) were 5400 rpms, and I would assume it's the same w/the new iMacs (more differentiation between pro and consumer lines)
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post #3 of 11
got it straight
from an apple rep
that all imac drives
are 5400
i guess to keep
down the cost
bummer
but i'm sure
it's not to
hard to swap
out hard drives
post #4 of 11
What the hell
is with this damn
typing? Give your
return key a break
man. Please.
post #5 of 11
I just put a nice, quiet IBM 40GB/7200RPM drive in my older iMac, for just $89, from <a href="http://newegg.com/" target="_blank">http://newegg.com/</a> . With a three-year OEM warranty. Ten times the space of what I originally had, not a bad deal IMHO. It was also pretty darn easy to install.

So if you want the speed, get one of those nice big 160GB/7200RPM ones.. that'll only set you back a small mint.
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post #6 of 11
Now that iMacs have normal optical dries, as opposed to the slot loaders, it's easy to swap those too.

So just buy the low end iMac, take the $200 saved and buy an internal CD-RW drive, and a faster HD. Nice. Now if only the iMac had a normal video card that could be updated, its lifespan would be extended by a few years.

Still, that new design is great...if Apple attached a 17" LCD to that sucker I'd buy one tomorrow.
post #7 of 11
[quote]Originally posted by Junkyard Dawg:
<strong> take the $200 saved and buy an internal CD-RW drive,</strong><hr></blockquote>

but the imac has a cd-rw in the base model anyway...
post #8 of 11
[quote] Now that iMacs have normal optical dries, as opposed to the slot loaders, it's easy to swap those too.
So just buy the low end iMac, take the $200 saved and buy an internal CD-RW drive, and a faster HD. Nice. Now if only the iMac had a normal video card that could be updated, its lifespan would be extended by a few years.

<hr></blockquote>

Don't take this bad advice. Most non-Apple drive do not support bootable cd'S. Many will not work with disk burner and do strange things like ejecting prior to the verification.
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post #9 of 11
[quote]Originally posted by JW Pepper:
<strong>

Don't take this bad advice. Most non-Apple drive do not support bootable cd'S. Many will not work with disk burner and do strange things like ejecting prior to the verification.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Actually many will work. Go to <a href="http://www.xlr8yourmac.com" target="_blank">www.xlr8yourmac.com</a> & check their compatability database. Very useful site.
post #10 of 11
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post #11 of 11
[quote]Originally posted by JW Pepper:
<strong>

Don't take this bad advice. Most non-Apple drive do not support bootable cd'S. </strong><hr></blockquote>

A lot do though.
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