A while back, Apple announced a replacement program for iMacs with a Seagate 1TB hard drive that shipped in mid-2011. Theses drives were prone to failure, so the program was set up to facilitate getting a properly-working replacement installed in those iMacs, which require drives with a custom firmware to interact with the temperature sensors. Not having this firmware results in the fans ramping up to full speed as you use it.
Now, Apple has extended that replacement program to cover iMacs sold with that same drive dating back to October 2009. To see if your iMac qualifies for the replacement, you can enter your machine’s serial number on Apple’s Replacement Program page.
While our pre-configured external storage solutions gather the most press for being easy, affordable ways to to add more storage to your computer, sometimes all you need is the bare drive. Don’t worry, because OWC has you covered with high performance, high quality options there too. Here are some of the great storage deals we currently have on bare drives:
Looking for the highest capacity drive for your desktop computer or external enclosure? We currently have 2.0TB 3.5″ Desktop/tower Drives now in stock from $147.99.
Want to add both speed and capacity to your notebook computer? You can add a 500GB 7200RPM 2.5″ drive for as little as $109.99.
And, if you want the most storage in the smallest amount of desktop space, we have the new 1.0TB WD Scorpio 2.5″ Notebook SATA drives in stock. They’re a little on the pricey side, but they’re finally available!
Of course, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Whatever your internal storage needs are, odds are we have just what you’re looking for.