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New iMac hard drive thickness?

How thick of a hard drive can we put in these? Will a 15mm fit? OR, are we limited to 12mm or 9mm?

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the original drive is 9.5mm I was looking at 5GB version of this drive but it is 15mm to avoiid vibration trouble I installed Seagate 2TB Barracuda Sata 6GB/s 128MB Cache 2.5-Inch 7mm Internal Bare/OEM Hard Drive (ST2000LM015) using an adapter to make it 9.5mm

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It's a laptop hard drive, I believe.

iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2544 Teardown

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The HGST 5K1000 drive that is in the teardown unit is a 9.5mm drive. However, perhaps with a modified holder, I'd imagine that a 12.5mm unit should fit without too much difficulty. Larger than that might require more "creativity".

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Prompt HGST 5K100 can be replaced by another model of the hard disk of 250 GB or 500 from another manufacturer for example Seagate or Samsung HDD 320 or 500 mb ?

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