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New 2011 iMac Hard Drive Cannot Be Removed or Replaced

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Other World Computing has a new blog post explaining that the new 2011 iMacs now rely on a 7-wire SATA power connector and Apple proprietary firmware on the main hard drive to monitor temperature. Remove or replace it, and the iMac’s fans run at full speed all the time. Boo on Apple for preventing owners from replacing the drive with one from any third-party vendor.favicon follow link


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Boo on Tidbits for getting the story wrong. It's a lot more complex than you understand, and not so evil as you imply.
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2011-05-22 15:17
We're pointing at Other World Computing's coverage - this isn't our story. If you're suggesting that it's wrong, it would be helpful if you could explain exactly how, and provide links to supporting documentation.

Nothing else will clear up any misconceptions.
Glenn Fleishman  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2011-05-22 18:36
I'd argue that Apple isn't doing anything evil, but I don't think Other World (nor we) said they are. I regret that they didn't design the iMac to make a hard drive update easier. But the iMac design requires a crazy amount of effort to remove the LCD to get at the drive. So this change in requiring a special drive isn't that big of a deal for the vast majority of iMacs buyers. One could buy a Mac mini (relatively easy to swap drive, I've done it), or a Mac Pro.
Jon Bloom  2011-05-23 07:37
With the new Thunderbolt capability, I expect in future I'll add an external drive rather than replace the internal one. That's a lot easier, and would be even with earlier iMacs were they not limited to Firewire speeds externally.
It might be helpful for me to do your work for you, but I'm not prepared to do that for free. I have done my research, and I don't rely on just one source to reach a conclusion.

If you are to add value and publish stuff worth reading, you'll do your own research, not just act like some technology parrot.

Yes, you pointed to OWC's coverage, but then you decided that Apple was guilty of something without checking the facts and said "Boo on Apple for preventing owners from replacing the drive with one from any third party vendor."

That's where you stepped over a line. You also stepped over a line in the title of the article. It is completely false. The hard drive can be removed and it can be replaced.

You want your advertising revenue, but want to take short cuts in earning it.

And you completely failed to mention that the pain and anguish of opening up an iMac is offset by a good thing that Apple did. It's called Thunderbolt.

If it's not your story, don't publish it.