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VelociRaptor compatible with iMac 2.16 Ghz Core 2 Duo?

I want to buy this VelociRaptor for my mom's iMac 2.16 Ghz Core 2 Duo - late 2006: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136555

Can you tell me if it will be compatible with it?
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  1. What is she using the Imac for? If she's just using it for normal task (email, web browsing, etc), just get something like this:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185
  2. Any 3.5" SATA hard drive would work.
  3. mavroxur said:
    Any 3.5" SATA hard drive would work.


    Are you sure?
  4. what are you trying to achieve with the updates you've mentioned in the last few theads? what is your reason for doing this?
  5. A VelociRaptor in a 2006 iMac will probably FRY!
    The drive noise (mounted behind the screen) will also be big-time annoying.

    If you still want to try it, this might be of use http://jasontomczak.com/2007/11/23/4/
  6. JustSomeJoe said:
    A VelociRaptor in a 2006 iMac will probably FRY!
    The drive noise (mounted behind the screen) will also be big-time annoying.

    If you still want to try it, this might be of use http://jasontomczak.com/2007/11/23/4/



    The VelociRaptors run remarkably cool actually. The 2.5" form factor with the attached 3.5" heatsink/mount works really well. And I believe the iMac's have a slight amount of cooling for the hard drive provided by the intake of air before it goes through the CPU fan. I run a pair of the in a RAID-0, mounted in a drive cage, with minimal airflow (due to crappy case design) and they barely break above ambient air temperature.
  7. Best answer
    Yes it will fit and it will fly along quite well.

    Yes there is a HDD fan and duct to provide cooling.
    I have seen many people opt for the WD Black edition HDD's and these also work quite well.

    I would just make sure any drive you buy has the jumper to drop it back to sata 2 (as the mac only supports sata 2) it should work regardless but alteast you have the option to fit the jumper if there are problems.


    BTW i am a quallified Apple Authorised Repair Tech.
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  10. HugoStiglitz said:
    Yes it will fit and it will fly along quite well.

    Yes there is a HDD fan and duct to provide cooling.
    I have seen many people opt for the WD Black edition HDD's and these also work quite well.

    I would just make sure any drive you buy has the jumper to drop it back to sata 2 (as the mac only supports sata 2) it should work regardless but alteast you have the option to fit the jumper if there are problems.


    BTW i am a quallified Apple Authorised Repair Tech.



    Thank you for your help.
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