Intel Mac :: Hard Drive Would Be Best For A 2009 Or 2010?

May 10, 2012

I have an I-Mac that is from either 2009 or 2010. latly it has been freezing and laging. what hard drive would be good to increase speed and add more space, that is compatible with my model Mac?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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Intel Mac :: Replacing Hard Drive On A 2009

Mar 31, 2012

What is the easiest way to replace the internal hard drive on a 2009 iMac? I've got 320 gb of space and only a few gb left.I'd like to upgrade to 500 gb or more.I don't want to take the computer apart myself, I don't think.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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Intel Mac :: Upgrade 21.5" 2009 Hard Drive?

May 28, 2012

Need official route to upgrade my hard drive in my iMac.

iMac, iOS 5.1.1

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Intel Mac :: Replace 27" (Late 2009) Hard Drive Myself?

Apr 24, 2012

I'd like to replace (upgrade to larger drive) the hard drive in my iMac myself.

Info:iMac (27-inch Late 2009), Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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Intel Mac :: Can Use A Thunderbolt Storage Hard Drive With Late 2009

May 11, 2012

Can I use a thunderbolt storage haqrd drive with my late 2009 iMac?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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Intel Mac :: 2009 20" Slow/Unresponsive Hard Drive Access

Mar 11, 2012

I stopped by a friends house to try and help them with an early 2009 20" iMac that started stalling on startup (sometimes before their login screen, and sometimes after).  The computer didn't exhibit this behaviour at all, then overnight, it behaved as stated and never once allowed them to get far enough to launch an application or open the Finder. 

When I arrived, rebooted and held down Command + Option + P + R, but it had no effect on the problem.   I then booted off the original OSX discs and ran Disk Utility.  At first it seemed slow to complete, but before long (a few minutes) the Verify Disk finished without any errors.  Next, I attempted "Repair Disk Permissions" and noticed that this was taking a very long time, +10 minutes.  That said, it did complete without any problems, albiet slowly. 

Unfortunately, this did not allow me to login, and I never made it to the login screen.  Being a close friend, I offered to take the computer home and try to copy as much data as I could through Target Disk Mode over Firewire. 

My first attempt to copy her Home directory got 25% of the way through the roughly 4 GB of data, then stopped.  I rebooted and tried again, with even less success than before (I could barely access Folders let alone copy after the reboot).  I attempted to recreate the "successful" attempt by unplugging the computer and letting it sit for a few hours.  Sure enough, I was able to copy data from the Target Disk Mode mounted drive, but after about 1 GB of copying the access to the hard slowed to a crawl (a few kilobytes per minute) then halted completely. 

I've repeated the above process to slowly but surely copy the entire 4 GB of home directory data, and am about to call it quits after salvaging what was important to her. 

Question:  Is this the sign of a failing hard drive close to the end of its life, or is this something potentially more serious with the logic board?  I've only come across a stubborn drive like this with an external drive that was close to failure, and assume this is the case. 

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Mac Pro :: Swapping A 2009 10.6.5 Drive To A 2010 6-core?

Nov 12, 2010

So my question is -- do you know if this would be an issue swapping drives from a 2009 Mac Pro to a 2010 running 10.6.5 on the drive? Is there an OS performance hit running the 10.6.5 from the 2009's drive on the 2010 Mac Pro?

The reason I ask is because I am upgrading to a 3.33GHz 6-core, it's ordered and on the way. When it comes, I would just like to swap my SSD from my 2009 to the 2010 (running 10.6.5) and hope that everything runs OK. I don't want to have to re-install the new OS X build from the system disks and then update it, I would like it just to work correctly on the new Mac Pro.

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Intel Mac :: Using A 27-inch (Late 2009 Or Mid 2010) As An External Display

Apr 7, 2012

why can't i turn down the monitor brightness in target display mode? volume keys and cmd-f2 works as described, but brightness keys do nothing?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Intel Mac :: Using A 27-inch (Late 2009 Or Mid 2010) As An External Display?

May 10, 2012

I would like sometimes use my PC and I would like to use 2010 iMacs display as my PC's display.

iMac (27-inch Mid 2010)

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MacBook :: Which External Hard Drive Can Use With 2009

Sep 4, 2014

I'm looking to purchase an external hard drive for my 2009 Macbook os x 10.6.8 (the heavier, white laptop). It looks like most hard drives are compatible for Macbook Pro and newer.

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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MacBook Pro :: Replacing Mid-2009 15" Hard Drive?

Jul 8, 2009

I swapped my hard disk on the above mentioned machine and it won't boot. When I turn the machine on it tells me that there is no bootable disk. I have previously booted from the disk via usb, so i know there is a bootable partition on it. I swapped back the original drive and it boots up fine. Why wont the external drive boot when run internally?

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MacBook :: Hard Drive Replacement For Mid 2009 System

Sep 11, 2009

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MacBook Pro :: Fastest Mechanical Hard Drive To Go With A Mid-2009 13"?

Jun 23, 2009

how's the stock drive that comes standard with the laptop? should I even think about spending money upgrading the stock drive to a bigger capacity from the online apple store upon checkout, or should i save it for a third party install?I read somewhere that the WD 500GB scorpio blue 5400rpm beats the Seagate even though the Seagate runs at 7200rpm. True? Any mechanical drive faster than the above two (and I mean one within the reach of the typical consumer, not some new fangled prototype running at 15k rpm)?

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MacBook Pro :: Can Upgrade To A Hard Drive That Has SATA 3 Interface With Mid 2009

Feb 16, 2012

Can I upgrade to a hard drive that has SATA 3 interface with my Macbook Pro mid 2009 model?

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Mac Mini :: What Hard Drive Would Early 2009 Need If Wanted To Upgrade It

May 14, 2012

i wanted to upgrade my hard drive will any hardrive fit it or has it got to be something special?

Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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Mac Pro :: Biggest Capacity Hard Drive Can Install Into Early 2009

Jun 1, 2012

I am slowly getting to the limit of my 2tb hard drive and would like to purchase the largest drive possible. It is mainly for my itunes library. So if i can split the library into seperate parts easily i could just buy another 2tb. Would like to hear suggestion about sizes of hard drives compatible with early 2009 mac pro or hints on how to split itunes library into diff parts.

Mac Pro (Early 2009), Mac OS X (10.7.2), its actually OS X 10.7.3

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MacBook Pro :: New Hard Drive In 13" 2010 Model

Jun 3, 2010

Im thinking of upgrading my MBP hard drive up to around 500GB or 1TB (5400rpm and 8 cache). I know Mac's are funny when upgrading things so is there a limit to hard drive space? Also how much power does the current hard drive use as i dont want to loose much battery life. will it slow down my mac at all, i have heard about people getting problems when upgrading hard drive. Lastly will it void any of my warranty (i know the new hard drive wont be under warranty)

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MacBook Pro :: Mid 2010 Missing Hard Drive Capacity?

Apr 5, 2012

i have a problem with my mid 2010 macbook pro , it is showing as i have 15gb left out of my 250gb hd , but i cannot see where it has gone , have downloaded disk inventory and scanned and at the top it is showing as my hd is 119gb or has used a total of 119gb not sure but either way system files etc would not be the rest?

MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2010)

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IMac :: Early 2009 24" Hard Drive Not Showing Under Devices

Nov 8, 2009

I'm not sure what the culprit is because the night I downloaded the last update of 10.5.8, the circuit for this room also blew. I don't know if it interrupted the download or not, as I wasn't paying attention. However, the next morning I woke up to the gray screen and it never booted. I finally was able to boot it up and the hard drive had a name like kjkldfjkjdkljafkjadkj. I renamed the hard drive and ran disk utilities on it. It needed to be repaired, so I installed the installation CD and used disk utilities from it. It says everything is fine. However, the hard drive now does not show up under Devices when using Finder. Also, everything seems to be a lot more sluggish now.

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MacBook Pro :: (17-inch, Early 2009) Install A Replacement Hard Drive?

Apr 20, 2012

I'm looking to the size of the Hard disk drive in my 2009 17-inch pro. But can't find if the case will take a 1T HDD or not. As the 1T drive are around 12mm and not 9.5mm of the smaller one right now.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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App Store :: New Hard Drive Installed On 2009 - Can Re-install Pages, Numbers?

Apr 22, 2012

New hard drive installed on my 2009 mac book. Can I reinstall pages, numbers, etc... from the App Store? I was running Lion.

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Mac Mini :: 2010 MM Hard Drive Upgrade Level Of Difficulty?

Nov 7, 2010

I have a 2010 Mini with 8GB of RAM on the way and I'd like to hear opinions on how difficult the HD upgrade process is. I'm looking to put an Intel X-25M SSD inside. The instructions at seem pretty straightforward but it looks like there is very little room for error in some spots.

I'm not shy about opening any Mac or any gadget for that matter. I've upgraded the HD and RAM in all the towers I've owned, upgraded the HD and optical drive in a PowerBook G4 12" and done the Optibay swap with RAID setup in the older (non-unibody) 15" MBP. More recently, I replaced the glass screen on my shattered HTC Evo 4G.

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MacBook Air :: Upgrade Hard Drive In Late 2010 Model?

Jun 22, 2012

I have a late 2010 Macbook Air, 13 inch, with the 126 gb hard drive. I was curious if there was a way to upgrade the hard drive at all. I know this isn't "officially" suported, but I've seen some compines online that claim to do it.

I haven't priced out the SSD drives or anything, so I'm not even sure if it's cost effective to upgrade. 

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Momentus XT ST750LX003 Hybrid Hard Drive In Macbook Aluminium 2009?

Apr 18, 2012

I have change the hard drive in my macbook aluminium 2009, the new drive is Seagate (Momentus XT ST750LX003) hybrid drive.Each time osx turn off the drive all the applications are killed except osx. I have tested 2 different drives and i have the same problem with both.  Seagate do not have anything about this problem.   

I even turn off the power saving of the computer and the hard drive... but after an hour of inactivity all the apps are killed ( except osx). 

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.7.3), HDD seagate Momentus XT ST750LX003

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IMac :: 2009 I7 Vs. 2010 I5

Nov 20, 2010

I have an opportunity to get a Late 2009 27" i7 (2.8 Ghz) for $1699. I've been looking at the $1999 i5 (also 2.8 Ghz). I know it has a 1Gb Video Card, compared to the 512 MB one on the 2009 i7.

My basic question is, is the i7 worth the lesser video card and cheaper price, compared to the i5 with a stronger video card?

I do a lot of work in Photoshop and iMovie, as well as Illustrator and inDesign. I also will be playing TF2 heavily, and heard that the i7 was great for video and gaming. I'm in the market for an iMac since my Late 2006 Macbook Pro is on the verge of death.

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MacBook Pro :: 2009 17" Fans Running At Max Speed Aafter Hard Drive Upgrade?

May 9, 2012

I recently picked up a 17" 2009 unibody MacBook Pro with Intel Core 2 Duo 2.8ghz, 4gb RAM, SuperDrive and a Samsung 1TB hard drive. The system did not come with the original hard drive and I don't have any other hard drives to test and verify that the new larger hard drive is the cause. I have tried a clean install of Snow Leopard, Lion and even Mountain Lion but no matter what my fans always running at max speed (5k+ RPM). I have looked at iStat and the temps of any of the components in the machine never show more than 42*C so the fans should never be running at full blast. Oddly enough smcFanControl shows 0* temp but fan speds for both left and right are always 5.5k+ and very noisy. Using HDD Fan Control I am able to get at least the right fan to run at a controlable speed but its silence is drowned out by the left fan that still runs on full blast. I have already done multiple SMC resets and PRAM resets with no change in the condition. These noisey fans are driving me insane! I have run every available update as well. Is there a chance that the hard drive or something elses temp not being supported or detectable by OSX is causing the fans to default to the fail safe constant high speed?!

Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3), 2.8GHz Core2Duo

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Mac Pro :: Buy 2010 Mac Pro To Run Maya 2009 - 2011?

Sep 4, 2010

I'm thinking about buying a new workstation for Maya 2011. I'm looking at either a 2010 Mac Pro 6-core 3.33GHz/ATI Radeon 5870, or a 2010 Mac Pro 12-core 2.93GHz/ATI Radeon 5870. I've been told by Autodesk tech support that although Maya will see all the cores, that its not guaranteed that it will use them, and use them efficiently for rendering. They said that Maya 2011 isn't optimized for processors more than 4-cores.

I just started using Maya last year on OS X, and I find it absurd how slow Autodesk qualifies new hardware and operating systems, not allowing professionals to take advantage of the latest technology that can save a ton of precious rendering time. Has anyone pulled the trigger and purchased a new 2010 Mac Pro for use with Maya 2009-2011? If so, which Mac Pro, and what configuration did you get and Why? What version of Maya are you running? Are you having any problems running Maya, bugs?..................

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IMac :: Is 2010 Faster Than 2009

Sep 16, 2010

I have a question about the iMac core i7 between both year (2009 and 2010) for 2009 is 2.80GHz Core i7 with 1066 Ram. for 2010 is 2.93GHz Core i7 with 1333 Ram. Is the 2010 faster than 2009 a lot?

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Mac Pro :: Dropping A Westmere Into A 2009 Mac Pro Using 2010 EFI?

Jul 27, 2010

Before everyone says "IT DOESNT HAVE B1 STEPPING!!!" hear me out.The new 2010 Mac Pro's that were just released have options for both the 4-8 core and 6-12 core option. This coupled with the fact that nothing has changed other than graphics cards etc. makes me think if someone could extract the EFI code, they could just drop it into an 09 and it would include B1 stepping, so people like me could just drop in a 3.33 Westmere and call it a day.Again, I have no idea about anything EFI, it just seems like much more a possbility now that both the 4-8 core and 6-12 core versions are running on basically the same machine.

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Mac Pro :: 2010 Versus 2009 Model

Aug 2, 2010

According to Apple's Synthetic Performance Tests, Mac Pro 12-core beats the previous generation Mac Pro 8-core by 1,3 (1,2). Which seems pretty normal.

But by doing quite a simple equation, comparing the power of the new MP 8-cores to the previous generation MP 8-core (based on these ∆ 1,3 / 1,2), the new 8-core system seems to be about 0,87 / 0,8 of the previous one, which is considerably less powerful.

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