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Narpstar 01-14-2011 11:54 PM

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

chscag 01-15-2011 02:01 AM

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.

Narpstar 01-16-2011 12:41 AM

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

chscag 01-16-2011 12:50 AM

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.

Narpstar 01-16-2011 01:10 AM

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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