Apple has identified a fault with a small number of iMacs that have 1 Terabyte hard drives manufactured by Seagate installed and has launched a new program designed to recall the affected products. The ‘iMac 1 tB Seagate Hard Drive Replacement Program’ allows users to check if their iMac is affected by the recall.
“Apple has determined that a very small number of Seagate 1TB hard drives used in 21.5-inch and 27-inch iMac systems, may fail under certain conditions. These systems were sold between May 2011 and July 2011.
Apple or an Apple Authorized Service Provider (AASP) will replace affected hard drives free of charge.
Apple is contacting affected iMac owners who provided a valid email address during the product registration process to let them know about this program. If you have not been contacted, but think you have a 1TB Seagate hard drive, you can enter your serial number…to see if it’s part of this program”
The replacement of the hard drives apparently only affects a small amount of people and the replacement program will run for a year until July 23rd 2012. You can find out all the details for the program on the official site, and check if your iMac is affected.