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Apple "Today, I'm incredibly pleased to introduce iMac, our consumer product. And iMac comes from the marriage of the excitement of the internet, with the simplicity of the Macintosh." With these words, ten years ago today, Steve Jobs unveiled the product that would literally save Apple from certain doom. The all-in-one, translucent computer would become a revolutionary product.
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RE: Comment by StephenBeDoper
by D3M0N on Wed 7th May 2008 04:06 UTC in reply to "Comment by StephenBeDoper"
D3M0N
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2005-07-09

Huh... we get iMacs G3s in all the time and they're still ticking along with the original Quantum drives in there. They've last longer than a lot of modern drives have, in computers with fans.

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StephenBeDoper Member since:
2005-07-06

Huh... we get iMacs G3s in all the time and they're still ticking along with the original Quantum drives in there.


It's possible that I've had extraordinarily bad luck, but dead drives have been the norm rather than the exception with all the iMacs I've encountered (ditto eMacs).

They've last longer than a lot of modern drives have, in computers with fans.


Well, yeah. Considering that increasing failure rates have gone hand-in-hand with the increases in disk density, that's exactly what I would expect.

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