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iMac - Will 7200 rpm hard drive damage my iMac?


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I would like to know if a 7200rpm hd will damge my iMac? I have heard this was true and just wanted to know for sure. What are the effects of this?
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If you installed it in an iMac and planted the Mac on some sand or some nearby jelly or on a precarious ledge, then it -might- do some damage, otherwise it should be fine.
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Why would a 7200 RPM hard drive damage an iMac? I thought that is what they come with...
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Yep. The iMac comes in with a 7200rpm SATA drive...
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So then an 82.3gb ata/ide 7200rpm hard drive will work?
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All of the latest iMacs have 7200rpm drives.
However, the OP did not specify which model iMac the new drive would be installed in.

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When I go to "about this mac" it states 500Mhz PowerPC G3 1 GB SDRAM Startup Disk Boot Volume Mac OS X V 10.4.10
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This is he article to which I was reffering.
http://www.macworld.com/2001/10/bc/howtoimac/
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I have replaced 5400 rpm HDD 2ith 7200 in iMacs, back to the 350 slot loader, and G4 towers with no problems.
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Good catch DB. You all need to figure out what gen model he is using before you offer advice.
Upgrading to a 7200RPM drive is no problem. Just make sure it is an IDE drive, not SATA as previously mentioned. I think you cannot put a drive over 128GBin there though. I am not 100% certain. I can confirm later for you though.


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