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iMac hard drive upgrade

The current hard drive I pulled out of my iMac A1173 is a 160GB of my system, can i upgrade the size and or what is the max this iMac will take?

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Trent

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Trent -

You have many options here, up to the current big boy a 3TB HD drive! Or even a SSD. Or both, by swapping out the optical drive for a special carrier creating a dual drive system.

The only limit might be your OS (if you still have OS-9). The only other wrinkle here is the HD ATA interface in this system is only SATA i (1.5Gb/s). Today many HD's are SATA III and some don't have a way to run at the slower 1.5 Gb/s I/O speed. Make sure to verify the drive has a means to be jumpered to the slower I/O speed.

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