Hi Here´s the story ... Bought an 3,2 GHZ mid 2010 iMac to replace my 2008 2,4 GHz Macbook and I thought that because of the better processor it will run better .... or not ? The case is that since several months , I have the feeling that my iMac is running really , really crappy slow and I was seriously thinking of upgrading the Ram to 8 GB ( it has now 4 GB stock ) but then , I received an e-mail from Apple that I should change my Harddrive. Could be that the drive is the cause that my overall computer runs so crappy ? What do I mean with crappy ? Good question ... like opening iPhoto and it takes easily 30 seconds to startup or Pages ... it takes 15 or so seconds to open . When I want to play an Itunes movie rental , it can take up to 10 seconds to start playing ( movie has been fully downloaded into my computer ) or when I push pause and when I want to play again the " ball " starts spinning for up to 30 seconds until something happens ..this drives my wife crazy each time .... Using Calendar fullscreen is nice but when I perform several changes in my appointments it takes ages to react .... Annoying Could be a the faulty drive the reason of all this ?? Its only half full ... Should I upgrade the RAM ? It never hurt to have more RAM right ? By the way ....I´m running 10.8.2 ... The superdrive stopped working several months ago but I have a hard time deciding if I want to spend something like 130 euros for something I barely use anymore .... Anyway .... your advices are welcome Regards from Spain !!!