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Current version by: originalmachead and oldturkey03 (vote details) ,

Title:

What 2TB hdd do I purchase to upgrade from 1TB?

Text:

hey there,

I'm new to this site, and nervous about opening up my iMac too, incase i do something wrong which would then cost me more than going to apple to do a upgrade..

i currently have a 27inch iMac 2.8Ghz i5 emc 2390 which i just upgraded to lion.

it came with the standard 1TB hdd and as i use it for everything from audio production to video and photo editing, i am running out of space.

i would like to upgrade it to a 2TB hdd which will give me the needed internal space.

i have checked my system and this is what i have:

Intel 5 Series Chipset:

Vendor:    Intel

Product:    5 Series Chipset

Link Speed:    3 Gigabit

Negotiated Link Speed:    3 Gigabit

Description:    AHCI Version 1.30 Supported

ST31000528AS:

Capacity:    1 TB (1,000,204,886,016 bytes)

Model:    ST31000528AS

Revision:    AP25

Serial Number:                9VP9B8E5

Native Command Queuing:    Yes

Queue Depth:    32

Removable Media:    No

Detachable Drive:    No

BSD Name:    disk0

Rotational Rate:    7200

Medium Type:    Rotational

Partition Map Type:    GPT (GUID Partition Table)

S.M.A.R.T. status:    Verified

Volumes:

disk0s1:

Capacity:    209.7 MB (209,715,200 bytes)

BSD Name:    disk0s1

Content:    EFI

Macintosh HD:

Capacity:    999.35 GB (999,345,127,424 bytes)

Available:    480.44 GB (480,440,401,920 bytes)

Writable:    Yes

File System:    Journaled HFS+

BSD Name:    disk0s2

Mount Point:    /

Content:    Apple_HFS

Recovery HD:

Capacity:    650 MB (650,002,432 bytes)

BSD Name:    disk0s3

Content:    Apple_Boot

so i think this is a seagate drive, so does it mean any seagate 2TB drive will work for my upgrade? coz i read somewhere on the site that i needed to get the same brand?

and how difficult is it to do this?

your directions and assistance is greatly appreciated.

thanks

Device:

iMac Intel 27" EMC 2390

Status:

open

Accepted Answer:

87057

Edit by: Andrew Optimus Goldberg ,

Title:

What 2TB hdd do I purchase to upgrade from 1TB?

Text:

hey there,

I'm new to this site, and nervous about opening up my iMac too, incase i do something wrong which would then cost me more than going to apple to do a upgrade..

i currently have a 27inch iMac 2.8Ghz i5 emc 2390 which i just upgraded to lion.

it came with the standard 1TB hdd and as i use it for everything from audio production to video and photo editing, i am running out of space.

i would like to upgrade it to a 2TB hdd which will give me the needed internal space.

i have checked my system and this is what i have:

Intel 5 Series Chipset:

Vendor:    Intel

Product:    5 Series Chipset

Link Speed:    3 Gigabit

Negotiated Link Speed:    3 Gigabit

Description:    AHCI Version 1.30 Supported

ST31000528AS:

Capacity:    1 TB (1,000,204,886,016 bytes)

Model:    ST31000528AS

Revision:    AP25

Serial Number:                9VP9B8E5

Native Command Queuing:    Yes

Queue Depth:    32

Removable Media:    No

Detachable Drive:    No

BSD Name:    disk0

Rotational Rate:    7200

Medium Type:    Rotational

Partition Map Type:    GPT (GUID Partition Table)

S.M.A.R.T. status:    Verified

Volumes:

disk0s1:

Capacity:    209.7 MB (209,715,200 bytes)

BSD Name:    disk0s1

Content:    EFI

Macintosh HD:

Capacity:    999.35 GB (999,345,127,424 bytes)

Available:    480.44 GB (480,440,401,920 bytes)

Writable:    Yes

File System:    Journaled HFS+

BSD Name:    disk0s2

Mount Point:    /

Content:    Apple_HFS

Recovery HD:

Capacity:    650 MB (650,002,432 bytes)

BSD Name:    disk0s3

Content:    Apple_Boot

so i think this is a seagate drive, so does it mean any seagate 2TB drive will work for my upgrade? coz i read somewhere on the site that i needed to get the same brand?

and how difficult is it to do this?

your directions and assistance is greatly appreciated.

thanks

Device:

iMac Intel 27inch27" EMC 2390 i5 2.8
iMac Intel 27inch27" EMC 2390 i5 2.8

Status:

open

Original post by: Ramy ,

Title:

What 2TB hdd do I purchase to upgrade from 1TB?

Text:

hey there,

I'm new to this site, and nervous about opening up my iMac too, incase i do something wrong which would then cost me more than going to apple to do a upgrade..

i currently have a 27inch iMac 2.8Ghz i5 emc 2390 which i just upgraded to lion.

it came with the standard 1TB hdd and as i use it for everything from audio production to video and photo editing, i am running out of space.

i would like to upgrade it to a 2TB hdd which will give me the needed internal space.

i have checked my system and this is what i have:

Intel 5 Series Chipset:

Vendor:    Intel

Product:    5 Series Chipset

Link Speed:    3 Gigabit

Negotiated Link Speed:    3 Gigabit

Description:    AHCI Version 1.30 Supported

ST31000528AS:

Capacity:    1 TB (1,000,204,886,016 bytes)

Model:    ST31000528AS

Revision:    AP25

Serial Number:                9VP9B8E5

Native Command Queuing:    Yes

Queue Depth:    32

Removable Media:    No

Detachable Drive:    No

BSD Name:    disk0

Rotational Rate:    7200

Medium Type:    Rotational

Partition Map Type:    GPT (GUID Partition Table)

S.M.A.R.T. status:    Verified

Volumes:

disk0s1:

Capacity:    209.7 MB (209,715,200 bytes)

BSD Name:    disk0s1

Content:    EFI

Macintosh HD:

Capacity:    999.35 GB (999,345,127,424 bytes)

Available:    480.44 GB (480,440,401,920 bytes)

Writable:    Yes

File System:    Journaled HFS+

BSD Name:    disk0s2

Mount Point:    /

Content:    Apple_HFS

Recovery HD:

Capacity:    650 MB (650,002,432 bytes)

BSD Name:    disk0s3

Content:    Apple_Boot

so i think this is a seagate drive, so does it mean any seagate 2TB drive will work for my upgrade? coz i read somewhere on the site that i needed to get the same brand?

and how difficult is it to do this?

your directions and assistance is greatly appreciated.

thanks

Device:

iMac Intel 27inch EMC 2390 i5 2.8

Status:

open