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Current version by: Dan ,

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upgradeUpgrade hard drive and instal new IOSOS on 2008 24" iMac
upgradeUpgrade hard drive and instal new IOSOS on 2008 24" iMac

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iI would like to upgrade my 320gb320GB hard drive with a new 3tb3TB hard drive.
iI would like to upgrade my 320gb320GB hard drive with a new 3tb3TB hard drive.
 
atAt the moment i have 4 gig of ramRAM.
atAt the moment i have 4 gig of ramRAM.
 
from other answers here iI think iI need to use the same brand hard drive.....minedrive, mine is a WDWD.
from other answers here iI think iI need to use the same brand hard drive.....minedrive, mine is a WDWD.
 
i amI'am thinking of buying a wdWD black 3tb drive....will3TB drive. Will this suitbe ok or do i need to buy the blue or green ?? heating problems etc ??
i amI'am thinking of buying a wdWD black 3tb drive....will3TB drive. Will this suitbe ok or do i need to buy the blue or green ?? heating problems etc ??
 
iI have watched the help video here on ifixit on how to physically change my hard drive and feel confident to do so.....my question for this issue is how to instal the operating system etc to be able to restart my computer with new hard drive.......can i change a blank drive into my computer then reinstall OS or do i need a boot drive etc or instal something on the drive before installing......i have found some answers but all a bit unclear for my headso.
iI have watched the help video here on ifixit on how to physically change my hard drive and feel confident to do so.....my question for this issue is how to instal the operating system etc to be able to restart my computer with new hard drive.......can i change a blank drive into my computer then reinstall OS or do i need a boot drive etc or instal something on the drive before installing......i have found some answers but all a bit unclear for my headso.
 
also onMy question for this olderissue is how to instal the operating system etc to be able to restart my computer with a biggernew hard drive. Can I change a blank drive what is the bestinto my computer then reinstall OS to instal.....original system was snow leapard....ior do I a need boot drive etc or install something on the drive before installing? I have also found info that installing up to yosimite will not be goodsome answers but all a bit unclear for my older system but have been running much later software until i have had hard drive issueshead.
also onMy question for this olderissue is how to instal the operating system etc to be able to restart my computer with a biggernew hard drive. Can I change a blank drive what is the bestinto my computer then reinstall OS to instal.....original system was snow leapard....ior do I a need boot drive etc or install something on the drive before installing? I have also found info that installing up to yosimite will not be goodsome answers but all a bit unclear for my older system but have been running much later software until i have had hard drive issueshead.
 
any helpAlso on this older computer with these questionsa bigger hard drive what is the best OS to install? The original system was snow leapard. I have also found info that installing Yosemite will not be greatly appreciatedgood for my older system but have been running much later software until I have had hard drive issues.
any helpAlso on this older computer with these questionsa bigger hard drive what is the best OS to install? The original system was snow leapard. I have also found info that installing Yosemite will not be greatly appreciatedgood for my older system but have been running much later software until I have had hard drive issues.
 
benAny help with these questions will be greatly appreciated - Ben
benAny help with these questions will be greatly appreciated - Ben

Device:

iMac Intel 24" EMC 2134 and 2211

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open

Edit by: Sam Lionheart ,

Title:

upgrade hard drive and instal new IOS 2008 24"

Text:

i would like to upgrade my 320gb hard drive with a new 3tb hard drive.

at the moment i have 4 gig of ram

from other answers here i think i need to use the same brand hard drive.....mine is a WD

i am thinking of buying a wd black 3tb drive....will this suit ok or do i need to buy the blue or green ?? heating problems etc ??

i have watched the help video here on ifixit on how to physically change my hard drive and feel confident to do so.....my question for this issue is how to instal the operating system etc to be able to restart my computer with new hard drive.......can i change a blank drive into my computer then reinstall OS or do i need a boot drive etc or instal something on the drive before installing......i have found some answers but all a bit unclear for my head.

also on this older computer with a bigger hard drive what is the best OS to instal.....original system was snow leapard....i have also found info that installing up to yosimite will not be good for my older system but have been running much later software until i have had hard drive issues

any help with these questions will be greatly appreciated

ben

Device:

2008 iMac EMC2211iMac Intel 24" EMC 2134 and 2211
2008 iMac EMC2211iMac Intel 24" EMC 2134 and 2211

Status:

open

Original post by: ben urvan ,

Title:

upgrade hard drive and instal new IOS 2008 24"

Text:

i would like to upgrade my 320gb hard drive with a new 3tb hard drive.

at the moment i have 4 gig of ram

from other answers here i think i need to use the same brand hard drive.....mine is a WD

i am thinking of buying a wd black 3tb drive....will this suit ok or do i need to buy the blue or green ?? heating problems etc ??

i have watched the help video here on ifixit on how to physically change my hard drive and feel confident to do so.....my question for this issue is how to instal the operating system etc to be able to restart my computer with new hard drive.......can i change a blank drive into my computer then reinstall OS or do i need a boot drive etc or instal something on the drive before installing......i have found some answers but all a bit unclear for my head.

also on this older computer with a bigger hard drive what is the best OS to instal.....original system was snow leapard....i have also found info that installing up to yosimite will not be good for my older system but have been running much later software until i have had hard drive issues

any help with these questions will be greatly appreciated

ben

Device:

2008 iMac EMC2211

Status:

open