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    Aug 21, 2010
    requirements for imac hdd
    hey all,

    Im trying to fix an Intel Imac that I managed to get for free. I suspect that I may need to replace the HDD in order to get it working. Does it matter what kind of HDD I buy? I see quite a few websites selling "Apple" Hdds but i suspect I can get them cheaper elsewhere without the Apple logo on them. Any suggestions? What exactly is required for the HDD?

    Thanks in advance for your sage advice

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    chscag's Avatar
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    Jan 23, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, El Capitan
    The iMac takes a 3.5" SATA hard drive. You can find a wide selection of drives at Other World Computing.

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    harryb2448's Avatar
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    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac i5 2.7GHz, 16GB memory, OS 10.11.1.
    A HDD is a HDD, Seagate, Western Digital, Hitachi all have good names. When you install it, it will require formatting and partitioning, setting up with GUID option. Just do a Google search.

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    dtravis7's Avatar
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    Jan 04, 2005
    Modesto, Ca.
    iMac late 2007 10.11.b4, iMac 2008 10.10.5, Macbook2007 10.7.5, Mac Mini 10.7.5, iPhone 3GS Note 8!!
    Like chscag said, as long as it's a 3.5" and SATA it will work. I would go with his suggestion though and check out OWC.

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