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  1. #1

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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
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    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, i7 4GHz, 32GB memory, 1TB Blade Drive, OS X.13.4
    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 2010 27" QuadI7 OS10.13 iMac 2008 OSX10.11, MBP Late2011OS10.13 , iPad Pro 10.5", iPhone 5s,
    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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