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Will 1tb HD work in a 2006 Intel iMac?....


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I am thinking of simply replacing my Hard drive in my iMac to try to speed it up some and for more space. Will this computer write to a drive bigger than it's original 250gb? - or is it expecting there to only be a 250gb drive there?
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A 1 TB drive will work just fine.
More storage, yes - speedup, I doubt that you notice it. (Unless you have filled the current drive to less than 20 GB free space)

Hope you have a backup of important files! Everything breaks sooner or later.
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about 14gb of space remaining on my HD. I run VMFusion with WindowsXP which also takes up some of my HD, so I am about to run out and don't really want to get rid of anything.
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At any given moment your Mac could need up to 20 GB for "swap space" - temporary drive space. So, as you use up space you will see a slowdown in your Mac.
Go for the 1 TB and get a second one for backup.
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