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Does imac use a 2.5" or 3.5" hard drive? and is it hard to replace it?
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Does imac use a 2.5" or 3.5" hard drive? and is it hard to replace it?
3.5", not sure if you have the newest ones, but here is the guide for them.
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Does imac use a 2.5" or 3.5" hard drive? and is it hard to replace it?
iMacs should use 2.5" since it's all based on laptop hardwares to save space. I seriously doubt a 3.5" would fit well in that thin thing.
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3.5", not sure if you have the newest ones, but here is the guide for them.
dang, seems too risky; has anyone successfully done it..
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dang, seems too risky; has anyone successfully done it..
Obviously the person who wrote the guide did it successfully. It's built like a laptop, so it's like disassembling a laptop.
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Obviously the person who wrote the guide did it successfully.
no einstein, i meant ppl here
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It's built like a laptop, so it's like disassembling a laptop.
sort of, but not really, you don't have to take out the actual screen for laptops to replace a hard drive
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iMacs should use 2.5" since it's all based on laptop hardwares to save space. I seriously doubt a 3.5" would fit well in that thin thing.
No, it's 3.5".
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iMacs should use 2.5" since it's all based on laptop hardwares to save space. I seriously doubt a 3.5" would fit well in that thin thing.
Mostly, but not all.

It's a 7200RPM, and I'm 90% sure it's a 3.5".

As for replacement - I can't comment. On ifixit.com there seems to be guides for everything except the iMac. It must be difficult to take apart.

I've heard of a wall mount for the 24" iMac, and it's supposed to come with instructions as to how to remove the stand. Removing the stand probably involves opening up the system, so there must be a way to open it up.
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