Solved

Physically move my imac

Posted on 2009-06-28
7
192 Views
Last Modified: 2015-03-29
Do I have to do anything like lock the hard drive before I physically move my imac?

0
Comment
Question by:laughoutloud
7 Comments
 
LVL 14

Accepted Solution

by:
uucknaaa earned 500 total points
ID: 24733406
Hi

No .. you should just be able to move it.  I mean don't bang it around a lot.

Hope that helps.
0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:JohnmenZ
ID: 24733419
Now a days hard drives have the auto-park feature to move the read/write head to the part position.  that means you don't really need to do anything before physically moving a computer regardless a Mac or PC.  I know IBM laptops has some utilities to allow manually parking the read/write head but not sure if Mac has one.  Either way, handle the moving carefully and you will be fine.
0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:JohnmenZ
ID: 24733952
One more reminder, you should always have a backup of your data in case anything happens.  Hard drive can fail easily even you are not moving your computer around.
0
Webinar: Aligning, Automating, Winning

Join Dan Russo, Senior Manager of Operations Intelligence, for an in-depth discussion on how Dealertrack, leading provider of integrated digital solutions for the automotive industry, transformed their DevOps processes to increase collaboration and move with greater velocity.

 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:computerfixer512
ID: 24748135
Use caution when moving your iMac and make sure it is stabilized if moving it in a motor vehicle.  The auto-park feature should protect it from damage from normal movement use care not to drop it or bang it around.

Make sure you backup your computer regularly because drives do fail every day, sometimes without warning.

Hope this helps
0
 
LVL 19

Expert Comment

by:pheidius
ID: 32789863
If you are major concerned then clone your hard drive before you move it to a known good back up  option. If you really want certainty you could spend some fairly major cash on a SSD drive. They have no moving parts and your imac performance will blow your hair back. The only downside is the cash issue as the price per gb is still very high.  The best right now is the OWC enterprise Re edition (229 for 50 gb and then it climbs the mountain) Tis probably way smaller then your current drive but you can keep your old rive and run appz form it through firewire and still be blown away by the performance plus risk no damage in moving.
0
 
LVL 28

Expert Comment

by:jhyiesla
ID: 40694282
This question has been classified as abandoned and is closed as part of the Cleanup Program. See the recommendation for more details.
0

Featured Post

Announcing the Most Valuable Experts of 2016

MVEs are more concerned with the satisfaction of those they help than with the considerable points they can earn. They are the types of people you feel privileged to call colleagues. Join us in honoring this amazing group of Experts.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Get deleted videos back on iPad Mini 4 37
Cannot re-install OS X on a 2008 Mac desktop 17 144
Time Machine backup from iCloud 7 135
macbook pro wont power on 9 35
Apple iTunes - Move from PC to PC First login to your old PC 1. Click on File. 2. Then click Library. 3. Now open the Export Library. 4. Save the .xml file to your desktop. This file will hold all of the information about your playl…
What's a UDID? If you're involved in developing, testing, or even reviewing an iOS application that's in beta, then at some point you may need to know the UDID for any iOS devices that you'll be testing on. What's the UDID? It stands for Unique Dev…
Established in 1997, Technology Architects has become one of the most reputable technology solutions companies in the country. TA have been providing businesses with cost effective state-of-the-art solutions and unparalleled service that is designed…
I've attached the XLSM Excel spreadsheet I used in the video and also text files containing the macros used below. https://filedb.experts-exchange.com/incoming/2017/03_w12/1151775/Permutations.txt https://filedb.experts-exchange.com/incoming/201…

820 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question