New iMac hard drive speed?

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in Current Mac Hardware edited January 2014
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?



Thanks

Ariel

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 10
    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)
  • Reply 2 of 10
    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
  • Reply 3 of 10
    murbotmurbot Posts: 5,261member
    What the hell

    is with this damn

    typing? Give your

    return key a break

    man. Please.
  • Reply 4 of 10
    bradbowerbradbower Posts: 1,068member
    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.
  • Reply 5 of 10
    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.
  • Reply 6 of 10
    [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...
  • Reply 7 of 10
    addisonaddison Posts: 1,185member
    [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.
  • Reply 8 of 10
    x704x704 Posts: 276member
    [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.
  • Reply 9 of 10
    amorphamorph Posts: 7,112member
    Moving to Current Hardware.
  • Reply 10 of 10
    emaneman Posts: 7,204member
    [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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