3 TB 3.5" Hard Drive

Not for sale

Product code: IF107-109

 
 

3 TB 3.5" Hard Drive

Not for sale

Product code: IF107-109

Product Overview

Important: To ensure compatibility with the 2009 and 2010 21.5" or 27" iMac, the replacement hard drive must be of the same brand as the original. The model number of the hard drive does not matter as long as the brand matches. 2011 and up iMacs cannot be supported by us.

Serial ATA interface. Works only in iMac G5s and Intel iMacs (excluding 2011 and up 21.5" and 27" models). This drive has a form factor of 3.5".

Compatibility

  • 1.8, 1.9, or 2.0 GHz 17" iMac G5s (EMC No. 2055)
  • All 20" iMac G5s
  • All Intel iMacs (excluding 2011 and up 21.5" and 27" models)
  • All G5 Power Macs
 

Replacement Guides

iMac G5 17" Model A1058

Difficulty: Moderate

iMac G5 17" Model A1144

Difficulty: Moderate

iMac G5 20" Model A1076

Difficulty: Moderate

iMac G5 20" Model A1145

Difficulty: Moderate

iMac Intel 17"

Difficulty: Moderate

iMac Intel 20" EMC 2105 and 2118

Difficulty: Moderate

iMac Intel 20" EMC 2133 and 2210

Difficulty: Moderate

iMac Intel 20" EMC 2266

Difficulty: Moderate

iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2308

Difficulty: Moderate

iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2389

Difficulty: Moderate

iMac Intel 24" EMC 2111

Difficulty: Moderate

iMac Intel 27" EMC 2309 and 2374

Difficulty: Moderate

iMac Intel 27" EMC 2390

Difficulty: Moderate

 

Compatibility

iMac G5 17" Model A1058
1.8 GHz (EMC No. 2055)
2 GHz
iMac G5 17" Model A1144
1.9 GHz
iMac G5 20" Model A1076
1.8 GHz
2 GHz
iMac G5 20" Model A1145
2.1 GHz
iMac Intel 17"
1.83 GHz (EMC No. 2104)
1.83 GHz (EMC No. 2110)
1.83 GHz (EMC No. 2124)
2 GHz
2.16 GHz
iMac Intel 20" EMC 2105 and 2118
2 GHz (EMC No. 2105)
2.16 GHz
2.33 GHz
iMac Intel 20" EMC 2133 and 2210
2 GHz (EMC No. 2133)
2.4 GHz (EMC No. 2133)
2.4 GHz (EMC No. 2210)
2.66 GHz (EMC No. 2210)
iMac Intel 20" EMC 2266
2.66 GHz (EMC No. 2266)
iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2308
3.06 GHz (Core 2 Duo)
3.33 GHz (Core 2 Duo)
iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2389
3.06 GHz (Core i3)
3.2 GHz (Core i3)
3.6 GHz (Core i5)
iMac Intel 24" EMC 2111
2.16 GHz
2.33 GHz
iMac Intel 24" EMC 2134 and 2211
2.4 GHz
2.8 GHz (EMC No. 2134)
2.8 GHz (EMC No. 2211)
3.06 GHz (EMC No. 2211)
iMac Intel 24" EMC 2267
2.66 GHz
2.93 GHz
3.06 GHz (EMC No. 2267)
iMac Intel 27"
2.66 GHz (Quad Core i5)
2.8 GHz (Quad Core i5)
2.8 GHz (Quad Core i7)
2.93 GHz (Quad Core i7)
3.06 GHz (Core 2 Duo)
3.2 GHz (Core i3)
3.33 GHz (Core 2 Duo)
3.6 GHz (Core i5)
Power Mac G5
1.6 GHz
1.8 GHz (EMC No. 1969)
1.8 GHz (Late 2004)
1.8 GHz Dual (EMC No. 1969)
1.8 GHz Dual (EMC No. 1969C)
2.0 GHz Dual (EMC No. 1969)
2.0 GHz Dual (EMC No. 1969C)
2.0 GHz Dual (EMC No. 2023)
2.0 GHz Dual (EMC No. 2061)
2.3 GHz Dual (EMC No. 2023)
2.3 GHz Dual (EMC No. 2061)
2.5 GHz Dual (EMC No. 1969C)
2.5 GHz Quad
2.7 GHz Dual
 

Stories

My Problem

2009 27" iMac failed hard drive. (and to save my nephew's life because my sister was pretty sure the drive failed because he was banging on the keyboard...<grin>)

My Fix

The repair went pretty well. This is for sure a two person job. Several small cables that require a delicate touch while holding up a 27" LCD panel would be pretty risky without someone to help.

My Advice

I bought the drive from IFIXIT in the hope that it would be 100% compatible. Apple has integrated heat sensors that drive fans on many components. If you look at the repair there are quite a few warnings in the mix. No matter what we did after replacing the failed drive those fans ran at 100%. We had to download a app to control the fan speed. There are quite a few articles out there on how to fix, several of them being on the iFixIT website. The ones that seem to work include soldering sensors and coming up with a new way to locate that heat sensor as opposed to having it plugged into the drive itself. My BIL isn't really going to do that, so the app was our only real choice.

My Problem

Create hard drive space continue to use current computor.

My Fix

Smooth after learning about cloning hard drive

My Advice

I thnk it would be a great idea to ensure in your video that you mention prior to repairs to clone your new hard drive. Your walk through was spot on. Looking forward to completing more upgrades through your website.

My Problem

My 5yo iMac had become un-usable. I could never identify what was wrong with the hard drive but that was definitely the source of the problem. Plus I was running out of space on the drive

My Fix

Replacement of the drive went very well (no swearing!) and everything is running well.

My Advice

Boy was there a lot of dust inside the machine! It would have helped to be prepared with some compressed air to clean out the mess.

My Problem

The 1TB Hard Drive was Full and started to report S.M.A.R.T. problems

My Fix

The Repair was surprisingly smooth. The perfect repair guide with fotos and the supplied tools made the experience pleasant. I have to notice that I am not a profesional IT expert. Perhaps the skills as an eyesurgeon helped a bit. I think that all people with enough common sense can handle the repair with the provided tools.

My Advice

Trust iFixit - you will be happy - Thank you

My Problem

Dead OEM hard drive

My Fix

The repair process took me a little over an hour (1-1.5 hrs.). The instructions are spot on. It is a great feeling to make a fix!

My Advice

Installation Notes:

Step 3 - I'm so glade I bought the plastic card (I thought this was a rip-off, but it is totally worth it).

Step 6/7 - I didn't dis-attach the microphone or camera. I left them in place and just laid the bezel cover flat above the computer (I was using the dinning room table so I had plenty of space).

Step 9 - give a good look to both the right and left sides of the EMI shield. I noticed there was a seam that the front facing shield attached too. It was very easy to un-stick running along this seam, otherwise you would need to tear the shielding.

Step 12 (Reassemble) - I was surprised at how easy this step was, I did bend the plastic to allow easier access to the screw holes - nothing he-man, just a little pressure to allow the screw to slip on by the screen.

Step 15/16 - I bypassed this step by leaning the screen against something (in my case an air filled balloon - yeah 1-year old, we had balloons left over from her birthday).

My Problem

Video card died

My Fix

Nothing exploded, alas, that would have made for a more gripping story... My iMac's video card just died, and I decided to try and fix this on my own. Unfortunately iFixit didn't have a proper card in stock, so I ordered it elsewhere, but I got the toolkits and a 3 TB HD from iFixit. The HD was a nice upgrade compared to the build in HD (much bigger, and faster) so as I had to take the iMac apart anyway, I went for it, too. The replacement of both HD and video card were incredibly easy and straightforward using iFixit's guides and tools. Fantastic experience, everything done in less than 2 hours (well, it was my first time disassembling an iMac, so I took my time!), and everything working like a charm.

My Advice

Don't listen to all this noise about iMacs being hard to fix. With iFixit's guides, it's a child's play (ask my 7 year old, he actually helped out!).