Best used iMac for SSD upgrade and Dual Boot?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by OceanView, Mar 11, 2016.

  1. OceanView macrumors 65816

    Sep 16, 2005
    Hi all,

    I was looking for a used iMac that can be easily upgraded with a new SSD drive and maximum RAM (8GB min) and wanted to ask the experts here for a recommendation. Easy installation would be great as I prefer not to have to remove the front panel.

    Oh, I also want to be able to run boot camp and/or Parallels.


  2. r6mile macrumors 6502

    Feb 3, 2010
    London, UK
    AFAIK every iMac requires the front panel removed for an SSD upgrade, but is not particularly difficult as long as you're careful. If you're OK with that, then a mid-2011 iMac is your best bet as it's the last iMac that has upgradeable RAM and hard drive. If not, then a later 27" iMac will allow you to upgrade the RAM easily but the hard drive upgrade is even more difficult so you'd have to use an external thunderbolt SSD.

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