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    Does my iMac support 2TB Hard Drive?

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    Does my iMac support 2TB Hard Drive?
    Hi guys,

    I've got an iMac aluminium 20" 2.4 GHz with 2 GB RAM (iMac 7,1). It currently has a 320 GB HDD installed.

    Just wondering if it will support a Samsung SATA2 2TB HDD?

    Also, can anyone confirm that the following Superdrive is the correct one for my machine (my current one is broken):

    APPLE iMAC 2.4ghz 20" DVD DL RW burner drive superdrive (eBay item 400183247383 end time 23-Jan-11 21:10:44 AEDST) : Computers Networking

    Thanks for your help!
    Ben

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    Does my iMac support 2TB Hard Drive?
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    Your iMac will take the 2 TB drive as long as it's SATA and 3.5". As for the optical drive you linked to on eBay, take note that it's a refurbished drive and IMO a bit overpriced.

    Go to OWC and look at what they have as a replacement optical drive.

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    Does my iMac support 2TB Hard Drive?

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    Thanks very much for the advice! I checked out OWC but couldn't find a superdrive for my model of iMac, however the macbook pro optical drive has the same dimensions - do you know if this will be compatible:

    OWC Mercury MacBook Pro 17" 12.5mm Super-M... (MMB7SD8XDLK) at OWC

    And regarding the HDD, will SATA2 work?

    Thanks again,
    Ben

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    Does my iMac support 2TB Hard Drive?
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    It appears it will fit. But for safety sake, give OWC a call and ask. The call is free on their 800 number and their support folks are great.

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    Does my iMac support 2TB Hard Drive?

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    Hmm, just spoke to OWC but they told me they don't have anything for the newer models.

    Might have to go the refurb... it does come with a one year warranty.

    Thanks for your help!

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