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iMac...HD size 3.5in?

Discussion in 'MSC Clan' started by Wulf, Jan 13, 2002.

  1. Wulf

    Wulf MSC Knight and Donator

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    err what is the physical size of it... I have a 100 gig 3.5 inch Western Digital that I would like to put in it... Would it fit?
     
  2. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    the iMacs have always used standard 3.5'' IDE drives.

    i'm not sure about the new G4 iMacs though. they may use a 2.5'' IDE (laptop size)
     
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    :barf: you bought one of those?? i hope you got it at sam's club when they were selling them for $129 :p
     
  4. Jakeman

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    the 100gig WDs got good reviews actually
     
  5. Wulf

    Wulf MSC Knight and Donator

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    Got it for free :) aka X-mas :)
     
  6. KroeT

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    The new G4 iMacs use 3.5 inch HDs.

    Source: Apple.com/imac
     
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    Western Digital is a crap brand which is very cheap.

    You get what you pay for.
     
  8. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    there is no such thing as brand quality. one person buys a WD hard drive that lasts him 10 years. another person buys the same drive and it dies after 2 weeks. the first person will swear by WD while the other person talks trash about them to everyone. :rolleyes:
     
  9. Grizzly

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    You can make brand quality assumptions based upon the failure rate over time on previous hard drives. And from my personal experience, WD has the worst record (I've owned 7 hard drives, and the only failure was my WD). Although it worked perfectly for 4 years, so I don't mind.

    Nothing rates quality better than a past record. Works well for pretty much everything in life (except gambling).
     
  10. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    out of 1 WD hard drive 1 failed

    there you have it people... 100% failure rate on WD hard drives. :p
     
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    Damn, I knew I forgot something. If you could get an accurate report on the failure rate of WD hard drives, then you could report on brand quality...

    ...all right, you win.
     
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    IBM is still better. They have a great RMA policy if one of there's breaks. Mine did, and they fixed it. Shipping back to me was overnight urgent.
     
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  14. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    wrong thread :retard: @ cow

    :D
     
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    No, it was the right thread. I just got IBM confused with Sony.
     
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    ah, free is good :king:
     
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    Of the latest IBM series, 60% broke down within a week. Yeah. Great.

    They DO have great support though, they provided new drives before you could blink. Of course, those drives were from the same shipment, and 60% broke down within a week as well.
     
  18. cowofwar

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    That was the 75gxp line. Also more commonly known as the 'IBM deathstar'.

    The 60gxp line is much better.
     
  19. Grizzly

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    That is total BS.

    I know that IBM is currently in a class action lawsuit, but I know that the 75GXP outsold every other hard drive for almost a year.

    And I have 3 friends and myself who on that hard drive. One 45GB (mine), another 45GB (Zephor's), another 60GB (zxcvbnm's), and another 30GB (not known on here).

    Guess what, all four of them are still working. After >1 year of use.

    From the approximate stats on various forum boards, the percentage over 1 year < 50%.
     
  20. Wulf

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    heh I had a "Diamond" Hd 60 Gigs, and one of the platters slipped off and killed it... after only 1 week... ouch...
     

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