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Replacement for a tired iMac drive
on 15 January 2014
I bought this to replace the nearly-full and rather tired 320GB drive in my 2008 iMac, and with the help of an excellent youtube vid on how to replace the drive, it was surprisingly simple (iMac's are particularly fiddly to work on!). Installed it, uploaded it with the latest update from my time machine drive and was good to go in 2 hours or so!
It has given me a huge increase in storage (as expected) but I haven't seen any particular increase in boot time (which is still about 43 seconds) - I'm not sure whether the OS will eventually move on to the cached part of the drive or not, but 43 seconds isn't too bad anyway - but I have noticed the applicaitons I run most, which are Photoshop, FCE and of course Safari, now load up pretty much instantly by comparison to the olden days!
I did a time-test to boot, start Photoshop, start FCE and start Mail, and the old drive took 2mins 55 to get to this stage. With the new drive, having loaded these all a few times so they migrate to the speedy bit, time to do all three was 1 min 10 seconds, and bearing in mind 43 of those were the OS boot, that's a massive improvement!
Delivery was really quick (like a doofus, I mistakenly originally ordered the 2.5" version of this, but Amazon were clinically efficient about taking it back!) and the new one arrived quickly and well packaged. If it's for an iMac, YOU NEED THE 3.5!!! (duh!)
Really pleased - both the service and the product are better than expected.