So I recently had my iMac’s 320GB hard drive replaced….

Cause my Applecare Protection Plan is almost up, so I thought I’ll finally bring the dead 320GB original Apple (Seagate OEM) hard drive to swap for a new one.

Two days later, they called me up for collection.

The 320GB hard drive was swapped with a brand new 500GB one. Sweet. It’s another Seagate OEM.

The interesting thing was that the replacement drive was not the usual thickness. It is significantly slimmer in profile compared to the original drive.

I guess slimmer drives help with heat dissipation.

So why is this a big deal?

I am currently using the majority of my spare hard drives by sticking them into a hard disk dock and storing them in boxes when I don’t need them.

The slimmer 500GB hard drive doesn’t fit properly in these docks.


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