What 2TB hdd do I purchase to upgrade from 1TB?
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:
Product: 5 Series Chipset
Link Speed: 3 Gigabit
Negotiated Link Speed: 3 Gigabit
Description: AHCI Version 1.30 Supported
Capacity: 1 TB (1,000,204,886,016 bytes)
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
Capacity: 209.7 MB (209,715,200 bytes)
BSD Name: disk0s1
Capacity: 999.35 GB (999,345,127,424 bytes)
Available: 480.44 GB (480,440,401,920 bytes)
File System: Journaled HFS+
BSD Name: disk0s2
Mount Point: /
Capacity: 650 MB (650,002,432 bytes)
BSD Name: disk0s3
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.
Is this a good question?