Mac Hard Drive Recovery Just Got Harder…

IMac
The ever uncrackable IMac. Now more proprietary than you’d like.

Well, color us surprised, but then, not really. Apple is up to its old tricks again, this time making it harder than ever to perform Mac hard drive recovery. Or removal. Or replacement, for that matter…

Yes, according to a note on Engadget, the new IMac actually has a “specialized” proprietary SATA cable for its hard disk, on which features a seven prong setup as opposed to the usual four prong. This  means that if you were really techie about it (and you have to be on an IMac anyway, as removing a drive is nowhere near an easy task for the layman) and you wanted to put a new hard drive in your system, you’d be completely out of luck.

This is unless, of course, you bought a drive specifically from Apple. We won’t bet against the idea that this will likely be an expensive option when compared to picking up a discount drive at your local retailer. Some might call this a “war against the customer”, while others would call it “protecting Apple technology”. Whatever the case, IMac buyers may be getting a little more than they bargained for when they experience a hard drive failure. Users beware!

33 thoughts on “Mac Hard Drive Recovery Just Got Harder…

  1. Another helpful post. It’s about time somebody told the truth. Keep up the good work.

  2. You completed several good points there. I did so a search on the issue and found many people go together with along with your blog.

  3. Ok so, this is like the 4th time I am trying to comment something to your post and actually contribute to it, but I keep getting a blank page after I click ‘comment’. If this one doesn’t work I am done…

  4. Thanks for sharing superb information. Your site is so cool. I’m impressed by the details that you’ve on this blog. It reveals how nicely you perceive this subject. Bookmarked this website page, will come back for more articles. You, my friend, ROCK! I found just the information I already searched all over the place and just could not come across. What an ideal web-site.

  5. Lovely just what I was searching for.Thanks to the author for taking his time on this one.

  6. Thank you for the sensible critique. Me and my neighbor were just preparing to do some research about this. We got a grab a book from our local library but I think I learned more from this post. I’m very glad to see such great info being shared freely out there.

  7. What service do you use for RSS feed? Is it feedburner? I ask because I cant figure out how to install a RSS service on my Blogger blog. I wouldn’t get any of that techy stuff if my life would depent on it :s So if you use a RSS feed service please let me know. Thanks! Jen

    Answer: I use WordPress. This is not a Blogger FAQ, by the way, Jen.

  8. I’ve just lately began a weblog, the information you present on this web-site helps me enormously. Appreciate your all of your time and work.

  9. I really appreciate this post. I’ve been looking all over for this! Thank goodness I found it on Bing. You have made my day! Thx again

  10. Pingback: Charles Jackson
  11. Pingback: Aaron
  12. Pingback: Jim Forex
  13. Pingback: Harold B
  14. Pingback: Dennis
  15. Pingback: John
  16. Pingback: Benjamin S
  17. Pingback: Phillip
  18. Pingback: Jennifer P
  19. Pingback: Jacob
  20. Pingback: Jason
  21. Pingback: i like reading
  22. Pingback: Ernie
  23. Pingback: Gary Jensen
  24. Pingback: Wizzo
  25. Pingback: Olive

Comments are closed.