21.5 iMac upgradeability

Discussion in 'iMac' started by tikitommy, Jul 17, 2012.

  1. tikitommy macrumors regular

    Nov 14, 2007
    I know that many upgrade their 27" iMacs, adding SSD with a normal hard drive.

    How easy is it to swap out the 500GB hard drive of the 21.5 base model with other sizes?

    I was hoping an iMac refresh would bump the base HD from 500 GB to 1TB. If there's no refresh soon, is it easy enough to replace the HD?

    I know the 21.5 doesnt have a room for a 2nd drive. just looking to replace the original.

  2. Dadioh macrumors 65816


    Feb 3, 2010
    Canada Eh?
    Pretty easy IMHO. You need a couple of suction cups, a T8 Torx driver, and a guide (try iFixit).

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