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[* black] We like hard drives and devices that support [product|IF173-002|dual] [product|IF171-005|hard] [|drives], so naturally we start by examining the new iMac's 1 TB drive.
[* black] By switching from a traditional 3.5" desktop hard drive to a 2.5" laptop drive, Apple designers were able to clear a lot of real estate inside the iMac.
[* black] Smaller laptop hard drives are also often quieter, thanks to smaller moving parts than their big brothers.
[* black] Apple turned to [|HGST]—Western Digital's acquisition of Hitachi—to manage the iMac's spinning storage.