Updating seagate firmware on a mac
It’s incredible the coverage generated by yesterday’s blog article on the further i Mac upgrade restrictions.
I’d like to personally address some questions, context, and provide additional technical detail concerning this issue.
While the fans are definitely noticeable in an quiet space, Apple does use fans that are very quiet even at higher speeds.
The noise I observed is more from actual air movement through the channels vs. In my opinion, the following should be an industry standard thing…. Currently, each Hard Drive manufacturer has different pins for the available thermal sensor line found on today’s hard drives.
Most i Mac buyers (and buyers of anything Apple in general) are more than satisfied with how things are right out of the box.
As an example of this: owners of 2010 i Macs can more easily replace their factory hard drive with a retail available drive, as long as they stick with the same make (it’s still a major job just to open up these machines, independent of other challenges). What’s different between the power connection/leads for the HD bay vs.
They could also use a different make, but they would need to make some modifications. reporting feature of today’s drives for the drive temperature information? the other bays: First, note that the HD bay has a different power connection with seven total leads, two of which are used for thermal feedback.
Same Western Digital WD1001FALS 1.0TB Caviar Black 7200RPM 32MB Cache 3Gbp/s model as we found in one of our factory i Macs, but this one was pulled out of one of our 2010 Apple Mac Pros.
This is an Apple Factory/Apple Rom unit from before these new i Macs rolled out of the same drive model p/n of one of the 1TB models we’ve so far seen used in the new i Mac 2011.
Even after a couple hours, the reported HDD Bay fan speed remained right about 1100 in both 27″ and 21.5″ 2011 Apple i Mac models as reported by SMCFan Control.