Model A1312 / Mid 2011 / 2.7 & 3.1 GHz Core i5 or 3.4 GHz Core i7 Processor

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How can I know which brand hard drive is in my iMac?

Can someone tell me how to identify which brand hard drive is in my iMac without having to open it up first? it's a mid-2011 iMac Intel 27" EMC 2429 model number A1312

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Open up About This Mac off of the Apple menu icon. Then click on More Info ..., now click System Report ..., then click on Storage under the hardware twisty listing.

At this point you should see the details of your HD. Here you'll want to copy under Physical Drive section the Media name entry without the word Media Now open Safari and past that into the browser it should come back with the a few entries which identify which drive you have and the manufacture.

I assume you are thinking on upgrading your HD or its starting to fail? If so lets talk about that before you go forward here. Tell us whats happening we maybe able to save things or guide you to the best choice of HD to replace your current drive.

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On his other question on this he now states that the machine is dead. I've now merged the questions. How can I know which brand hard drive is in my iMac?

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Ah! Now the other shoe falls ;-}

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