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Hey Brian,
 
I'm not really sure how you managed to fill up a terabyte hard drive in one year, but I'm impressed. Before getting into what you can do inside the machine, may I make a couple suggestions?
 
1. Move anything you don't ''need'' or use regularly to a large external drive (2, 3, 4 TB, whatever suits you). Most photographers do this since they have RAW, XMP, PSD, and JPGs of every picture that they work with. I also move files for classes that I take after each term off of my laptop and onto my external drive.
 
2. Delete extra stuff. It seems silly, but I occasionally go through my programs and files and realize that I no longer need the huge PDF solutions manual for physics and math classes I took 4 years ago or three different video editing programs when I don't even make movies.
 
Now, on to what you can do with your machine.
 
You should consider yourself fortunate, because you own a machine with 3 SATA sockets on the logic board. Our [guide|7575|dual hard drive] guide is used to install a second hard drive where Apple installed their SSDs. If you had the machine configured with an SSD from Apple there would be a special bracket there, but instead our kit uses super strong 3M VHT double sided tape. To answer your question, if you purchase our kit you will not need anything else; we include all of the cables and mounting strips you need.
You should consider yourself fortunate, because you own a machine with 3 SATA sockets on the logic board. Our [guide|7575|dual hard drive] guide is used to install a second hard drive where Apple installed their SSDs. If you had the machine configured with an SSD from Apple there would be a special bracket there, but instead our kit uses super strong 3M VHT double sided tape. To answer your question, if you purchase our kit you will not need anything else; we include all of the cables and mounting strips you need.
 
You can, of course, replace the 3.5" HDD with a bigger one (we have a [guide|7555|guide] for that!). The market for 4 TB doesn't look very diverse right now, but there are a number of choices at 2 and 3 TB. As far as specific manufacturers and models go, I don't really have the experience or knowledge to make an informed suggestion. WD is Apple's manufacturer of choice for their iMac hard drives, so they are probably a decent bet.
 
Finally, if you don't use your optical drive, you can always replace it with an additional 2.5" HDD in an optical bay enclosure for more internal storage. I believe the [product|IF107-081|12.7 mm SATA/SATA optical bay enclosure] is the one that works with this iMac.
 
Unfortunately, I'm primarily a hardware guy and I don't know much about installing the OS and which one to go with. I still run Snow Leopard, but I think that's because I'm stubborn. Mountain Lion comes out in about a month, so you might want to wait for that.
 
I hope that helps!

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Отредактировано: David Hodson ,

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Hey Brian,
 
I'm not really sure how you managed to fill up a terabyte hard drive in one year, but I'm impressed. Before getting into what you can do inside the machine, may I make a couple suggestions?
 
1. Move anything you don't ''need'' or use regularly to a large external drive (2, 3, 4 TB, whatever suits you). Most photographers do this since they have RAW, XMP, PSD, and JPGs of every picture that they work with. I also move files for classes that I take after each term off of my laptop and onto my external drive.
 
2. Delete extra stuff. It seems silly, but I occasionally go through my programs and files and realize that I no longer need the huge PDF solutions manual for physics and math classes I took 4 years ago or three different video editing programs when I don't even make movies.
 
Now, on to what you can do with your machine.
 
You should consider yourself fortunate, because you own a machine with 3 SATA sockets on the logic board. Our [guide|7575|dual hard drive] guide is used to install a second hard drive where Apple installed their SSDs. If you had the machine configured with an SSD from Apple there would be a special bracket there, but instead our kit uses super strong 3M VHT double sided tape. To answer your question, if you purchase our kit you will not need anything else; we include all of the cables you need.
You should consider yourself fortunate, because you own a machine with 3 SATA sockets on the logic board. Our [guide|7575|dual hard drive] guide is used to install a second hard drive where Apple installed their SSDs. If you had the machine configured with an SSD from Apple there would be a special bracket there, but instead our kit uses super strong 3M VHT double sided tape. To answer your question, if you purchase our kit you will not need anything else; we include all of the cables you need.
 
You can, of course, replace the 3.5" HDD with a bigger one (we have a [guide|7555|guide] for that!). The market for 4 TB doesn't look very diverse right now, but there are a number of choices at 2 and 3 TB. As far as specific manufacturers and models go, I don't really have the experience or knowledge to make an informed suggestion. WD is Apple's manufacturer of choice for their iMac hard drives, so they are probably a decent bet.
 
Finally, if you don't use your optical drive, you can always replace it with an additional 2.5" HDD in an optical bay enclosure for more internal storage. I believe the [product|IF107-081|12.7 mm SATA/SATA optical bay enclosure] is the one that works with this iMac.
 
Unfortunately, I'm primarily a hardware guy and I don't know much about installing the OS and which one to go with. I still run Snow Leopard, but I think that's because I'm stubborn. Mountain Lion comes out in about a month, so you might want to wait for that.
 
I hope that helps!

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Отредактировано: David Hodson ,

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Hey Brian,
 
I'm not really sure how you managed to fill up a terabyte hard drive in one year, but I'm impressed. Before getting into what you can do inside the machine, may I make a couple suggestions?
 
1. Move anything you don't ''need'' or use regularly to a large external drive (2, 3, 4 TB, whatever suits you). Most photographers do this since they have RAW, XMP, PSD, and JPGs of every picture that they work with. I also move files for classes that I take after each term off of my laptop and onto my external drive.
 
2. Delete extra stuff. It seems silly, but I occasionally go through my programs and files and realize that I no longer need the huge PDF solutions manual for physics and math classes I took 4 years ago or three different video editing programs when I don't even make movies.
 
Now, on to what you can do with your machine.
 
You should consider yourself fortunate, because you own a machine with 3 SATA sockets on the logic board. Our [guide|7575|dual hard drive] guide is used to install a second hard drive where Apple installed their SSDs. If you had the machine configured with an SSD from Apple there would be a special bracket there, but instead our kit uses super strong 3M VHT double sided tape.
 
You can, of course, replace the 3.5" HDD with a bigger one (we have a [guide|7555|guide] for that!). The market for 4 TB doesn't look very diverse right now, but there are a number of choices at 2 and 3 TB. As far as specific manufacturers and models go, I don't really have the experience or knowledge to make an informed suggestion. WD is Apple's manufacturer of choice for their iMac hard drives, so they are probably a decent bet.
 
Finally, if you don't use your optical drive, you can always replace it with an additional 2.5" HDD in an optical bay enclosure for more internal storage. I believe the [product|IF107-081|12.7 mm SATA/SATA optical bay enclosure] is the one that works with this iMac.
 
Unfortunately, I'm primarily a hardware guy and I don't know much about installing the OS and which one to go with. I still run Snow Leopard, but I think that's because I'm stubborn. Mountain Lion comes out in about a month, so you might want to wait for that.
 
I hope that helps!

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Hey Brian,

I'm not really sure how you managed to fill up a terabyte hard drive in one year, but I'm impressed. Before getting into what you can do inside the machine, may I make a couple suggestions?

1. Move anything you don't ''need'' or use regularly to a large external drive (2, 3, 4 TB, whatever suits you). Most photographers do this since they have RAW, XMP, PSD, and JPGs of every picture that they work with. I also move files for classes that I take after each term off of my laptop and onto my external drive.

2. Delete extra stuff. It seems silly, but I occasionally go through my programs and files and realize that I no longer need the huge PDF solutions manual for physics and math classes I took 4 years ago or three different video editing programs when I don't even make movies.

Now, on to what you can do with your machine.

You should consider yourself fortunate, because you own a machine with 3 SATA sockets on the logic board. Our [guide|7575|dual hard drive] guide is used to install a second hard drive where Apple installed their SSDs. If you had the machine configured with an SSD from Apple there would be a special bracket there, but instead our kit uses super strong 3M VHT double sided tape.

You can, of course, replace the 3.5" HDD with a bigger one (we have a [guide|7555|guide] for that!). The market for 4 TB doesn't look very diverse right now, but there are a number of choices at 2 and 3 TB. As far as specific manufacturers and models go, I don't really have the experience or knowledge to make an informed suggestion. WD is Apple's manufacturer of choice for their iMac hard drives, so they are probably a decent bet.

Finally, if you don't use your optical drive, you can always replace it with an additional 2.5" HDD in an optical bay enclosure for more internal storage. I believe the [product|IF107-081|12.7 mm SATA/SATA optical bay enclosure] is the one that works with this iMac.

Unfortunately, I'm primarily a hardware guy and I don't know much about installing the OS and which one to go with. I still run Snow Leopard, but I think that's because I'm stubborn. Mountain Lion comes out in about a month, so you might want to wait for that.

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